Everyone knows that the Chevrolet Corvette is offered in both a coupe and convertible version - quite usual body versions for a sports car. In the past few months, however, another body version has become famous: the shooting brake. While we are pretty sure Chevy will never offer a shooting brake Corvette, the guys over Callaway have developed such a model.
Even crazier is that, if the company will have enough orders for it, the new AeroWagon - as it is being called - will be put into production. Callaway is currently taking orders for the model and announced the modifications will cost about $15,000.
The car’s rear hatch will be made of carbon-fiber structural components, which were developed using Callaway’s proprietary Resin Transfer Molding process. This way it will be both lightweight and strong. Callaway also announced that its new model will exceed 200 mph, making us believe it will use something different than the standard 450-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine seen in the new Stingray.
Stay tuned to see if this kit actually makes its way into production!
Aftermarket company, Callaway Cars, prides itself on building “powerfully engineered automobiles” that are systems-engineered for the 21st century. Flowery words aside, these boys definitely know how to get things done, especially when it comes to their work on the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro.
While there seems to be a proliferation of tuned-up Camaros in the market today, Callaway was able to differentiate itself from the rest of the pack with their new SC572 package. The program consists of both aerodynamic and performance upgrades, highlighted by an engine package that takes the Camaro’s 426-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 engine with a peak 420 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 572 horsepower and 541 lb/ft of torque.
Other features added to the car include new carbon fiber injector covers, a high-flow intake system, a low restriction exhaust system, embroidered headrests, embroidered floor mats, door sill panels, Callaway badging on both the exterior and interior, a Callaway under-hood plaque with the car’s VIN number, and its very own authenticity documentation. Most importantly, Callaway is offering a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty on the car.
All told, the whole package costs $17,695, which would have been a bargain except that the car doesn’t come with it.
The truck business isn’t exactly a glamorous segment for aftermarket companies. Not because there’s a shortage of companies willing to fine-tune a monster of a truck, but more so because the appeal these days can be found in other automotive segments.
That being said, let’s not sleep on these heavy-duty bad boys just yet, especially when you have a tuning company like Callaway in the mix. Noted for their work on sports cars and muscle cars, the aftermarket tuning specialists went the way of trucks for their latest program: a modification kit for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Available for both the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter versions of the Silverado, Callaway’s “C19” engine kit allows the hulking Chevy SUV to produce as much as 540 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 522 lb/ft of torque at 3,800 rpm for the 6.2-liter version of the Silverado. Meanwhile, the 5.3-liter version gets 450 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 450 lb/ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. Another important detail to consider is that even if you don’t have a Silverado 1500, Callaway’s engine kit can also be used on other GM trucks that share the same engine with the Silverado, from the Tahoe all the way up to the Suburban.
Other items that are a part of the package include a liquid-to-air intercooler, carbon fiber injection covers, a low-restriction exhaust, and a three-year, 36,000-mile Callaway powertrain warranty with an extra option to upgrade to five years and 100,000 miles if you so choose. And just in case we forget who made the project in the first place, the Silverado has been plastered with plenty of Callaway badging to go around.
The price of the whole upgrade hits $15,995. It might be a pretty hefty sum for a performance tune-up, but given the need for beastly trucks like these to have as much power as it can get, it’s probably an investment worth making.
Callaway Cars is proud to introduce the new 2008 Callaway Corvette, a high-performance upgrade of the standard Chevrolet C6, built by Callaway and sold through select Chevrolet dealers. The professionally engineered 580-horsepower Callaway Corvette carries a 3-year, 36,000 mile warranty, is emissions compliant in all 50 states and at only $18,500 over the cost of a standard C6 is an unbeatable performance value.
Callaway today announced that on 19 August 2007, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, they will add another version on the C16 line-up: the C16 speedster, a pinnacle in American supercar design.
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 (...) > Full story
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 (...) > Full story