The handing over of the keys took place at Texas Motor Speedway – a stop along the brand's Find New Roads trip. The journey is being conducted to introduce America to five new Chevy models: the Camaro and also the new Malibu, Cruze, Volt, and Spark. The road trip kicked off on October 19 and will conclude next week on November 14.
Boyacioglu ordered up a red Camaro SS from Huffines Chevrolet in Lewisville, TX, north of Dallas. When he headed from Kansas to northern Texas to take delivery, he was pleasantly surprised to see Danica climb out of the car to hand him the keys. Though she may have raced under Honda power during her IndyCar days, Danica's NASCAR stock cars have always been powered by Chevrolet. She even drove a Camaro in the Nationwide Series.
The smile on Turk's face ought to last him the nearly five-hour drive home to Wichita. For everyone else, deliveries are set to commence in earnest in the middle of this month. The first models to be delivered will be V6 coupes. Convertibles and turbo-four models will start shipping early in the new year. Customers will be able to choose between six powertrain combinations, made up of the 2.0-liter turbo four, the 3.6-liter V6, and the 6.2-liter V8, each available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. Pricing starts at $26,695 for the base 1LT trim and extends up to $37,295 for the 1SS.
Huffines Chevrolet delivers first 2016 Camaro to Alican 'Turk' Boyacioglu
DALLAS – Racecar driver Danica Patrick helped the team at Huffines Chevrolet deliver the first sixth-generation Camaro to a customer from Wichita, Kan., at the Texas Motor Speedway stop of Chevrolet's Find New Roads Trip today.
Alican "Turk" Boyacioglu had been eagerly tracking the build of his 2016 Camaro SS and could not contain his excitement when Patrick emerged from the car and handed him the keys.
"This whole experience was surreal," Boyacioglu said. "Coming to the race and getting the VIP treatment was amazing, and I still can't believe I get to drive the first 2016 Camaro away."
The first wave of Camaro production models has begun shipping from General Motors' Lansing Grand River Assembly plant and should arrive at dealerships for customer delivery by mid-November.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement starting at $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT and $37,295 for the 1SS.
Six all-new powertrain combinations are offered, including a standard 2.0L Turbo and an available, all-new 3.6L V-6 in LT models, and the 455-hp LT1 6.2L V-8 in the SS – making it the most powerful Camaro SS ever. Each engine is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
The first vehicles delivered to customers are coupes – SS or LT models with the 3.6L V-6. The Camaro Convertible and models with the 2.0L Turbo engine will begin shipping in early 2016.
Find New Roads Trip
Chevrolet's Find New Roads Trip celebrates the introduction of five all-new Chevrolet cars – Camaro, Malibu, Cruze, Volt and Spark.
From October 19 to November 14, pre-selected guests in 30 Camaros are crisscrossing the U.S., seeking people and places that embody the spirit of Find New Roads by pioneering new solutions in technology, business, education, arts and culture.
Fans can follow the trip at www.findnewroadstrip.com, which includes social media coverage and a map tracking the tour's progress.