Fresh off the successful launch of their 25th Anniversary B2K Corvettes, one of which we showed you from last month’s Bloomington Gold Show, Callaway Cars is back to show off their version of the all new 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible. If Chevy is calling the production 427 Convertible the fastest, most capable convertible in Corvette’s history – just imagine the fun you would have with the supercharged 652 horsepower Callaway 427 Convertible.
Callaway’s first 427 Convertible was built for Greg Lotko who purchased the car through Callaway dealer David McDermott Chevrolet in East Haven, CT. The 2013 Corvette was ordered with the 60th Anniversary package featuring an Arctic White exterior with the Pearl Silver Blue full-body race stripes and tonal blue top.
Another option selected by Greg was the Corvette Engine Build Experience, a program that allows buyers to assemble their high performance engines under the guidance of a master engine builder. In April, he traveled to Wixom, Michigan where he assembled the 505 horsepower LS7 V8 that would go into his new Corvette.
After his 2013 427 Convertible was assembled in Bowling Green, it joined a shipment of other Corvettes to Callaway’s headquarters in Old Lyme, CT. As it was undergoing its transformation into the 652 horsepower Callaway 427 Convertible, Greg was able to review the work and the pictures show he may have lended a hand with a little work as well.
Callaway’s time-proven SC652 package is at the heart of the upgrade. The LS7 with the SC652 supercharger produces 652 bhp @ 6700 rpm and 620 lb-ft of torque @ 4400 rpm. Although performance figures are a little less aggressive on the 427 Convertible vs the aluminum-framed Z06, a Z06-based Callaway SC652 can go 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. She’s fast enough for you, old man.
With the first 60th Anniversary 2013 Callaway 427 Convertible was completed, it was time for pictures in front of Callaway’s headquarters as well as in front of Greg’s dealership, David McDermott Chevrolet:
Our friends at George Matick Chevrolet, an authorized Callaway dealer, say that a Callaway SC652 equipped 427 Convertible can be had for a starting price of $101,595 (base 427 Convertible model, SC652, no options).
With 14 more horsepower than a ZR1 and a ragtop to boot, there’s a lot to like about Callaway’s 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible!
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