One of our favorite tuners continues to make news this year. Callaway has already announced the Corvette Aerowagon project is a go and they were the first to supercharge the Gen 5 eco-tech engine found in the new Silverado. Today, Callaway officially announced they will be offering the Callaway SS, a supercharged 570 horsepower version of the Chevy SS performance sedan.
Built by Holden in Australia, the 2014 Chevy SS is the first rear wheel drive sedan to be offered by Chevrolet in 17 years. The performance sedan comes packed with the 6.2 liter LS3 V8 that outputs 415 horsepower and can go 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds. The Chevy SS has a near 50/50 weight distribution and features a 6-speed automatic transmission with sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes and 19″ chrome wheels.
Callaway’s SS standard upgrades include the addition of an Eaton TVS supercharger with an upgraded intake and fuel injectors and a low restriction exhaust system. Tie in the powertrain tune and calibration and the Callaway SS brags a pre-production estimate of 570 hp and 535 lb-ft torque with an improved 0-60 mph of 4.5 seconds. Callaway estimates their upgraded SS sedan will run the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds at 110 mph. Callaway also adds all their badging, floor mats and Callaway SS cover. They also offer some specific optional equipment for the SS as well.
Buying a Callaway SS is similar to that of the Callaway Corvette. You visit your local Callaway dealer (we recommend Mike Furman at Criswell Corvette) and place your order. The Chevy SS is delivered to Callaway’s facility in Old Lyme, CT or Santa Ana, CA where the modifications take place. Callaway offers a 3-year/36,000 mile limited warranty which overlaps GM’s 2-year/24,000 mile warranty. Seeing how their Callaway Corvette GS demonstrator has racked up over 185K miles with a similar set up, you know you’re in good hands.
Callaway hasn’t yet released its final price yet for the Callaway SS but expect it to be north of the base Chevy SS which starts at $43,475 (plus the mandatory $995 delivery fee and the $1,300 gas guzzler tax for a total of $45,770).
Here’s the official press release from Callaway
CALLAWAY SS – NOW AVAILABLE!
Callaway Cars Inc., recognized worldwide for their distinctive, limited production, high performance road cars and winning race cars, is pleased to announce that the 2014 Callaway SS is now available at your local Authorized Callaway Dealer.
All new for 2014, Callaway transforms the Chevrolet SS into a world-class performance sedan, quicker and faster than imports costing thousands more. Chevrolet’s 6.2 liter V8, 6-speed automatic transmission, sophisticated traction control, Brembo® brakes and sport-tuned suspension with 50/50 weight distribution provide an excellent platform for Callaway’s engineering team. Callaway supercharging, with high-flow intake and low restriction exhaust systems, increase the SS’ power to 570 bhp*.
With Callaway-level sophistication, precise electronic powertrain control calibration ensures that drivability is perfect, with seamless transition into and out of positive manifold pressure and virtually unaffected fuel mileage. Plus, Callaway’s three year/36,000 mile warranty overlaps General Motors’ coverage, providing the most comprehensive coverage offered by any specialist manufacturer.
Callaway SS Standard Equipment:
Eaton Roots-style TVS supercharger system
Liquid-to-air intercooler, integral to intake manifold base
Increased flow rate fuel injectors
High flow intake system
Low restriction exhaust system
Badging, exterior and interior
Embroidered floor mats
Callaway key fobs
Callaway SS authenticity documentation
Callaway 3 year/36,000 mile limited warranty
Callaway SS Optional Equipment
Callaway 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain service contract
Callaway SS car cover
Callaway factory delivery
Callaway SS Performance*
Max. HP: 570 bhp @ 6400 rpm (SAE)
Max. Torque: 535 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm (SAE)
Zero-to-60 mph: 4.5 sec
1/4 mile ET/speed: 12.4 sec @ 110 mph
The Holden-built Chevrolet SS sedans are landing in North America now, so this is the perfect time to place your Callaway SS order. In fact, Callaway and Holden share a unique connection. In 1998, Holden Special Vehicles hired Callaway to design, develop and assemble a high output version of the 285 bhp LS-series engine for the HSV GTS (Project “C13”). Callaway built 1,500 402 bhp engines for the 2000-2002 models which were installed on the Holden assembly line. The HSV GTS became the fastest production car ever produced in Australia at the time.
Callaway SS sedans are built exclusively at Callaway factories in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Santa Ana, California. They are sold by a network of Callaway Authorized Chevrolet Dealers across the US and Canada. For more Callaway SS information, contact Callaway Cars at 860 434 9002, or email [email protected]
Callaway Cars Incorporated is an automotive engineering and manufacturing corporation specializing in high performance applications. Founded in 1976, the corporation’s four core business units include Callaway Cars, Callaway Carbon, Callaway Engineering and Callaway Competition with facilities in California, Connecticut and Germany. The organization produces specialty vehicles, engineering services, and performance products that showcase technological sophistication, artistry in design, and beauty in craftsmanship.
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