In late 1994 Callaway Cars Inc. made a agreement with a German subsidiary - Callaway Competition GmbH - for a new car development. The car was primarily intended to race tracks but there was the intention to offer the product to public sales. In the first steep of the project two cars were built for participation in races at Daytona and Lemans.
Callaway Cars has announed that they will unveil the C16 Convertible at New York International Auto Show. The C16 Convertible is based on the current Chevrolet Corvette platform and will feature a 6-speed, paddle-shift automatic transmission. The Callaway C16 Cabrio will be powered by a supercharged 6.0 liter V8 engine that will deliver arround 560 hp. Also, Callaway will offer a Performance Package that will deliver 616 hp at 6200 rpm and 582 lbs-ft at 4750 rpm. It will make the 0 to 60 (...)
It looks like it belongs on a race track. Low and liquid-smooth, the bodywork implies the Callaway C12 sticks to the road like a ground effects race car. Judging by road and track testing, it comes close to that mark, being one of the rare cars that can generate more then 1.0g’s on the skidpad. Point the c12 straight down the road and it becomes a dragster, the speedometer whipping past 60 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds and the 100 mile per hour mark just 5.1 seconds later, (...)