As the new Chevrolet Corvette is the star of the week, we will continue in the same spirit and present to you the Corvette SC610 developed by Callaway Cars . The new SC610 Package will be available starting in spring of 2014 and will be priced at $22,995 on top of the base Corvette Stingray price.
What’s really cool about this new SC610 package is the extra power it adds to the already potent Stingray. Callaway’s newest creation boosts the 6.2-liter, V-8 engine to a mighty 610 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and a 556 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm.
In order to obtain the extra 150 horsepower, the new kit includes an Eaton TVS four-lobe, high-helix-rotor supercharger, a Honker high-flow intake and a new Double-D stainless-steel exhaust system. What’s really neat is that this supercharger actually pokes out of a hood a bit, and Callaway accents this by adding in a carbon-fiber hood surround.
With the extra power, the new Corvette SC610 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and will run the quarter mile in 11 seconds at a speed of 125 mph. Top speed is rumored to be somewhere in the 200 mph area.
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Chevrolet Corvette SC610 by Callaway in detail
Next to the power upgrades, the SC610 package also includes a series of upgrades made to the interior and exterior. The exterior remains relatively tame in its base format, as there are only the obligatory "Callaway" emblems and an under-hood plaque to set it apart. On the inside, the famed GM tuner went further by adding in Callaway door-sill plates, floor mats, dash plaque and key fob.
Starting in the Spring of 2014, buyers can opt for tons more goodies on their Callaway Corvette SC610, including the Aerowagon package, nine-spoke wheels, a coil-over suspension system with double-adjustable dampers, a Callaway ShortThrow shifter, the Callaway Le Mans GT Brake package, a carbon-fiber body package, carbon-fiber splitter, rear spoiler and rocker panels, car cover and an extended five-year / 100,000-mile powertrain service contract.
For over 25 years, the engineers at Callaway have produced high performance, specialist versions of the Chevrolet Corvette. With a philosophy that valued in-house component design and development in lieu of bolting on brand names, the Callaway team forged its own unique path. Utilizing no-compromise materials, advanced manufacturing techniques and a form-follows-function design approach, Callaway’s association with Corvette modification flourished over the years. From production of the RPO B2K Callaway Twin Turbo Corvettes built under contract for Chevrolet, to Corvette-based “C12″ and “C16″ supercars, to impressive road racing successes in World Challenge, Le Mans, ADAC GT Masters and FIA, Callaway enjoys a very special bond with Corvette.
For 2014, the Chevrolet team has introduced the most sophisticated, most feature-packed Corvette to date. Since Spring of 2013, during Callaway’s earliest days evaluating the “C7″ at the GM Tech Center, we knew that we were witnessing something very special. Direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and advanced engine management control architecture were just some of the techniques added for the 2014 model. The new features help allow the Callaway-modified LT1 to produce over 600 horsepower with flawless transition into and out of positive manifold pressure. Fuel economy is practically unchanged from stock as active fuel management and modulated supercharger valving sense operating conditions and respond accordingly.
This year, the Callaway Corvette supercharger has several new features. Eaton’s TVS four-lobe, high helix rotor pack is retained for its high efficiency, OEM-certified quality and service-proven reliability. However, Callaway’s new supercharger housing and manifold have been completely redesigned for improved airflow and a new intercooler configuration reduces charge air temperature. Now front-driven, the new supercharger design extends through the hood for 2014, framed by a Callaway Carbon hood surround panel and integrated underhood air extractor.
No one-off tuner cars here, all Callaways are assembled to precise engineering specifications by our expert technicians. That’s one reason why Callaway can provide the most comprehensive standard warranty among all specialty manufacturers, and an optional 5 year/100,000 mile Extended Powertrain Service Contract. It’s also why organizations like NADA include Callaway as its own marque in their price guides. Like all Callaway cars and trucks, Callaway Corvettes are sold by a select group of Authorized Callaway/Chevrolet Dealers, the best dealers in the business.
During the summer of 2013, Callaway Competition won the ADAC GT Masters championship and Chevrolet authorized Callaway exclusive rights to construct and homologate Corvette C7R GT3 race cars for FIA competition.