Edmunds announced earlier yesterday (Aug 21,2013) that Callaway Cars teased what looks to be a supercharged version of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. In the only photo floating around the web, the Callaway’s V8 intake manifold peaks through the carbon fiber hood, hinting at the increased power from forced induction below.
Not new to unique and feasible design concepts, Callaway cars already has a shooting brake aero wagon and fully bespoke GT3 racer in the works.
Callaway Cars, headquartered out of Old Lyme, Conneticut, is best known for its 254 miles per hour 1988 C4 Sledgehammer corvette and most recently for its sport truck packages for the 2013/2014 Chevrolet Silverado boosting performance up to 540 HP and 522 lbs-ft of torque.
In its stock form, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray boasts a 6.2L all aluminium V8 capable of 460 HP and 465 lbs-ft of torque, the most powerful base model Corvette produced in history. Many enthusiasts at first glance may look at GM’s all new LT1 V8 and draw comparisons to the LS3, but by and large, the LT1 is all new with technologies like direct injection, active fuel management and reworked cylinder heads for better performance and efficiency
If Callaway’s other Corvette’s are a formula of what’s to come for this supercharged C7, expect it to cost about the same as one trim level up (whatever the C7 ZO6 will cost) but have an additional horsepower advantage of that trim level (anywhere ranging from 80 to 100+ horsepower more).
Callaway is a performance car company known to bring out the best in Corvette’s and this new Callaway C7 will be no different.