Callaway Cars unveiled its latest tuned Corvette Stingray at the National Corvette Museum, which is still repairing damage from the sinkhole that devoured eight cars back in February. Announced earlier this year, the new car features a bit more power and more aggressive styling to go with it.
The Callaway Corvette (an official name hasn’t been released) adds a supercharger to the stock Stingray’s 6.2-liter LT1 V8.
Power output is quoted as 620 horsepower and “at least” 600 pound-feet of torque, compared to the 610 hp and 556 lb-ft listed when the car was first announced. Callaway says these numbers aren’t final, though, as testing hasn’t been completed.
Performance figures haven’t been released either, but it would be interesting to see how Connecticut-based Callaway’s creation would stack up against Texas’ Hennessey HPE600 Corvette, which produces 700 hp and has been clocked at 200 mph.
The biggest perk of the new model, though, is probably the engine cover protruding through the hood, ZR1-style. Callaway says this improves heat transfer, but it’s also a great way for owners to show off.
The rest of the bodywork is essentially unchanged, not that the Stingray needed any help in the styling department.
That hood window, the supercharger, and other upgrades can be had for a base price of $22,995, in addition to the cost of a Corvette Stingray donor car.
Or, for something a little different, there’s also the Callaway Aerowagon, a Corvette shooting brake conversion that’s part sports car, part wagon, and all awesome.
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