Back when Callaway first introduced the Aerowagon Corvette Stingray Concept earlier this year, some rumors actually suggested that the car was part of an elaborate April Fool’s joke.
But no one’s laughing now, huh?
According to Carbuzz, Callaway is not only serious about building the Aerowagon, but it has actually given the green light for production for the wagon concept of the Corvette Stingray .
The base program comes in at $15,000 — same as the projected pricing of the concept — plus $1,500 to match the hatch equipment’s color to the body. Callaway’s going to give you a treat of a program that includes plenty of carbon-fiber components that Callaway built from scratch using a Resign Transfer Moulding process. That makes the materials ridiculously lightweight, helping the wagonized Corvette Stingray to achieve its performance specs.
Speaking of the power bump, Callaway is also prepared to give the muscle car’s 6.2-liter V-8 engine a noticeable power upgrade that the tuning company is promising will allow the AeroWagon to hit a top speed of more than 200 mph. With that much speed on tap, we’re thinking of an output increase go somewhere around 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. This power bump costs an additional $22,995 over the base AeroWagon kit.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray already has a lot of people from all over the world mesmerized. It’s the kind of once-in-a-lifetimesports car that can thrill anyone and if you’re a fan of GT3 racing, you might be in for a treat because the Corvette Stingray GT3 could will soon be on its way.
There’s still that issue of actually building the car, which is no small feat. But if there’s anybody up to that task, it’s the European distributor for expert Corvette tuning, Callaway .
The company is formally known as Callaway Competition of Germany and it’s going to put its considerable expertise to good use after receiving the green light from Chevrolet to build the Corvette Stingray GT3 race car.
Is this a sign of things to come from Chevy regarding the 2014 GT3 season?
It sure sounds like it because preparing a completely new racecar takes up some time and the timing of this announcement lends credence to the belief that we might actually see the racecar packed and ready for GT3 racing by the time the 2014 season comes around.
Before the car actually hits the track, Callaway is expected to send its design proposal to the FIA for homolgation. As soon as that hurdle’s cleared, then it’s all about the build and the time frame the German aftermarket company has to finish the job.
For now, all we have are Callaway’s renderings of the upcoming racecar, and we can say is that it’s looking mean with its super-low ride height, aggressive front and rear spoilers, the monstrous rear diffuser, and the side-exit exhaust. Stay tuned for more updates as Callaway heads toward building this Stingray racer.
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Well, with the 2014 Silverado bringing a new generation to the legendary line of pickup trucks, it was only a matter of time before Callaway laid its tuning hands upon the model. Callaway is currently piecing together its version of the Silverado and anticipates the 5.3-liter engine to exceed 450 horsepower and the range-topping 6.2-liter V-8 to crest the 540-horsepower mark. These increases amount to minimal gains of 95 horsepower in model’s with a 5.3-liter engine and an estimated 120 horsepower in the 6.2-liter engine.
The biggest addition to the 2014 Callaway Silverado is a supercharger, but the tune will also include some electrical updates and a computer remap. Buyers will also have several optional features available, including: wheels and tires, suspension updates, interior refinements, body modifications, Honker intake systems and DD exhaust systems.
In the released image, we can see that there aren’t many additions to the body thus far. All we can see are some "Callaway" badges and some shiny, new rims.
This makes the second 2014 GM model that Callaway is working on, as earlier this year we got a look at the 2014 Corvette Stingray Aerowagon Concept . Whether you think it is blasphemy or the baddest Corvette mod you’ve ever seen, we can all agree that it is a dramatic sight.
Update 8/14/2013: Callaway has successfully installed its supercharger setup on the 5.3-liter Eco-Tec engine. There were some electrical issues that the tuner had to overcome, but after a few drive cycles it was working just fine. Callaway will release the final horsepower and torque specs soon. Callaway did announce that its tuning kit for the Silverado will start at $17,395.
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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.
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.