Callaway Cars is arguably one of the most recognizable American specialty manufacturer in the business today. It’s been around since 1977, and in the 43 years that it’s been around, the company has been responsible for a lot of builds, programs, and projects, including its main series of projects, all of which are identified with a “C,” followed by a specific project number. The most recent of these projects was the C21 Aerowagen, a coach-built shooting brake version of the Chevrolet Corvette C7 that was launched in 2017.
This introduction is important because Callaway is in the process of building a special program for the all-new Corvette C8. It’s unclear if this project will be identified as the “C22,” but it remains no less significant in part due to the Corvette C8’s status as the first-ever mid-engine Corvette in the nameplate’s long and illustrious history. For now, the program isn’t close to being completed, but that didn’t stop Callaway from previewing a few of the program’s more notable items, including a new generation of the company’s famed “Double-D” exhaust system. There’s more to this program than the exhaust, and, needless to say, we can’t wait for what Callaway has in store for the mighty Corvette C8.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SC610 By Callaway
Callaway has a strong fascination with modifying Chevy vehicles, be it the Corvette, Camaro, or even pickups and SUVs like the Silverado and Tahoe. Some of the more notable cars include the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 SC652, the 2014 Corvette Stingray GT3 by Callaway, and the 750 horsepower, 2016 Chevy Corvette Z06 by Callaway.
As was the case with the 2016 Z06, Callaway didn’t waste any time coming up with a tuner package for the 2016 Chevy Camaro. And, that is why I’m here to introduce you to the Callaway Camaro SC610 – that’s right Callaway already has a program to pump up the output on the brand-new Camaro. If you’re like me, the first thing you want to know is what Callaway did to achieve the power bump, and just how much it’s going to tax your wallet.
Of course, I’ll go over all the details of the upgrade, and we’ve even got a few good pictures too. So grab yourself a tasty beverage and prepare yourself for a nice gentle read as we take a journey down the page to see what makes this Camaro so special.
Tuner and performance parts manufacturer Callaway Cars has revealed details on its flagship 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 package, and it promises over 750 horsepower, an innovative new supercharger design, and even a factory-quality warranty.
Boasting widespread dealership support, Callaway sees itself less as an aftermarket-accessory maker and more of a one-stop high-performance provider. Originally founded in 1977, Callaway Cars has a long list of successful products, with both road-going sports cars and track-only racers on its resume. Just a few examples include the Sledgehammer Corvette, a twin-turbo kit for the Alfa Romeo GTV-6, a turbo kit for the Mazda Protégé and the race-winning 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.R GT3.
The company provides engineering and manufacturing services, car design and development, carbon-fiber manufacturing and competition-ready vehicle solutions, which should mean any performance package it offers is top-shelf.
Such is the case with this C7 Z06 upgrade. But with so many outrageously overpowered muscle cars prowling the streets these days, what makes this one special?
Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 By Callaway Cars.
With 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 is probably the purest Chevrolet-badged muscle car you can get nowadays. It has a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter powerplant (think 1968-1969 Baldwin and Yenko) that will make most think that all hell is about to break loose each time the gas pedal hits the floor.
Sure, it has less power than the supercharged 2014 Camaro ZL1, but Chevy built the LS7-engined pony with track performance in mind. Is the 2014 Z/28 the most track-capable Camaro yet? You bet! However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the sports coupe that lapped the Nurburgring in 7:37.40 minutes can’t be had with an extra kick under the hood.
No, Chevrolet is not rolling out an update just yet. The 2014 Camaro Z/28 fell into the hands of Callaway Cars, the Connecticut-based GM specialist that that has already meddled with the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the 2014 Silverado truck and the 2014 SS sedan.
Dubbed Camaro Z/28 SC652, Callaway’s newest creation sports an Eaton TSV2300 supercharger under the hood, as well as a few other enhancements destined to increase output all the way up to 652 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. Specifically, Callaway added a liquid-to-air intercooler, a high-flow intake system and, as expected, a low restriction exhaust system.
The extra horses kicking inside the supercharged mill enable the SC652 to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, about 0.3 seconds faster than the factory Z/28. Callaway claims the muscle car can complete the quarter mile in 11.5 seconds at 114 mph, which means you will not embarrass yourself at the drag strip in one of these machines.
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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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The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can do 267 mph. The McLaren F1 from the 1990s could reach 240 mph. Not just once or twice, but given a straight enough road and a private police force to keep traffic out of the way, these cars can do those speeds all day long. You would probably need to carry a fuel tanker and semi full of spare tires along, but that’s the cost of having that much fun.
The Mclaren F1 had been the fastest production car for some time. Until, the Bugatti Veyron came along. Even before the McLaren F1 was conceived, the Ferrari F40 was the fastest production car with a top speed of 201 mph. However, things could have been very different if Callaway had made a claim for the title.
The Sledgehammer, which was essentially a hopped up and seriously modded Corvette, was developed in the 1980s and featured some of the most advanced aerodynamics for its time. So, why did this Corvette require such sleek aerodynamics? Well, to allow the Callaway Sledgehammer to hit its mammoth top speed of would top out at 254.76 mph.The Sledgehammer hit this top massive top speed on October 26th, 1988 with John Lingenfelter behind the wheel.
The aptly named Sledgehammer achieved what the Bugatti Veyron could do almost two decades later. Now you have the opportunity to own the Sledgehammer — one of the rarest cars on Earth — as it is set to cross the auction block. Unfortunately, the winning bidder won’t be permitted to drive it on public roads.
Click past the jump to read more on the Sledgehammer and to see the 1988 video of the Sledgehammer hitting this massive top speed
2017 Callaway Corvette AeroWagen
Back when Callaway first introduced the AeroWagen Corvette Stingray Concept in 2013, some rumors actually suggested that the car was part of an elaborate April Fools’ Day joke. But naysayers didn’t have much time to laugh about the C7-based shooting brake as Callaway didn’t take long to confirm that an actual body kit will be made available. However, while the company promised that the AeroWagen will hit showrooms in 2014, the project was delayed for more than a year. Come 2016 and Callaway says that ordering books for the shooting brake will open soon.
To make things even better, the fact that the AeroWagen was delayed is actually great news, as Callaway had time to develop updates for the C7 Stingray as well as the supercharged Z06. Yup, the AeroWagen package is not just for the standard Corvette, it can also be ordered on any Callaway Corvette C7 and Z06. The only rule is that it has to be a coupe.
Callaway will begin shipping AeroWagens in the four quarter of 2016. According to company founder Reeves Callaway, sales to customers will start after the company gets some experience performing the conversions, Autoblog reports. This could mean further delays, but we remain confident that the first AeroWagens will hit public roads by the end of 2016.
Continue reading to learn more about the Callaway Corvette AeroWagen.
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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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.
More details will follow, but it looks like even though Chevy likely won’t offer up a competitor for the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor or the 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor models, at least Callaway will offer up a version that provides some competition.
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.
The Callaway C7 is a car that was the product of a very specific period in the history of the FIA. Just as the ’80s had seen the emergence of the Group B racer, the ’90s had the GT1 endurance racer, a very rare sort of a car that pushed the limits of what you could call a production car just as far as they would go. Few companies would even attempt to build one, and these were mostly bigger companies like Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. But Callaway Cars of Old Lyme, Connecticut took a shot at one as well.
The name of the car is slightly confusing, especially since there is currently a Callaway-tuned version of the C7 Corvette sold as a GT3-R, and commonly referred to as the Callaway C7. Callaway projects are also named with a “C” followed by a number, and this one is number 7. It wasn’t quite so confusing when the project started and Chevrolet was still building the C4 Corvette. Callaway is a tuning company that works with a lot of different brands, but made its name with hugely powerful Corvettes. The C7 is loosely connected to the Corvette, but couldn’t really be said to be based on the Chevrolet.
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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, (...)