Callaway Cars Will Offer Corvette Shooting Brake By The End Of 2016
The C7 Corvette looks pretty good as a shooting brake.by Robert Moore, on
If you’re someone who thought the C7 Corvette would look cool as a shooting brake, then boy do I have some good news for you. Callaway Cars has just announced a new shooting brake conversion kit for the C7 Corvette Coupe. I know what you might be thinking, but this isn’t a late April Fool’s joke. It is real, and Callaway is already taking orders with delivery and installation available in the last quarter of this year.
The conversion kit replaces the current hatch on the Corvette Coupe and functions in the same way, meaning it can be lifted to access the rear interior just like the stock hatch. Installation is said to be easily, and the whole process can also be reversed to install the original hatch with ease. The conversion kit is a one-piece unit that is made from carbon fiber and is delivered in a natural carbon fiber finish. Optional body coloring is available, so it can also be painted to match your current stock body color.
As you can see from the images, it gives the C7 Corvette a whole new look in the rear, and it’s quite sporty if you ask me. It should be noted, that because of the Corvettes overall design, it is impossible to add rear seats. So, if you were hoping to cram a couple of seats back there, you’re out of luck. Callaway has yet to release details as to how much cargo room will increase with the AeroWagen shooting brake hatch, but it did say that the increase will be “significant.” Performance specs for the C7 with the AeroWagen hatch have yet to be released as well, but Callaway predicts a “slight reduction in overall drag coefficient.” If you’re interested in the conversion kit, you can contact Callaway Cars at their website, or at 1-866-927-9400.
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Why it matters
To be honest, I think this is a pretty cool way to go about modifying your C7 Corvette. Not only is installation said to be easy and reversible, but it won’t void any manufacturer warranty either. The kit does not include a new fascia, and actually uses the OEM hatch seal, hinge, and latching mechanisms. That’s a pretty big deal considering how different the car looks with the conversion kit installed. Callaway has yet to release pricing on its website, so I suggest you contact them directly if you’re curious about pricing or ordering a kit for yourself. I can’t lie, if I were the proud owner of a C7, I would probably jump on this kit pretty quickly.
Read our full review on the Chevrolet Corvette C7 here.