The 90’s are back in a big way, and this 1990 Callaway Twin-Turbo currently available on eBay says “word to your mother.”
One of only 16 Callaway cars ever produced with the tuner’s Aerobody ground-effects kit, this dark red metallic beauty is a two-owner car with only 6,870 miles. Its 5.7-liter LT1 V8 has been boosted to 390 horsepower and nearly 600 Ft.Lbs of torque, and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The car’s creators say it’s capable of 190 mph.
Listed by Podium Auto Sales of Pompano Beach, Florida, the car is described as “pristine in every detail”.
The Callaway upgrade was a dealer-installed option in 1990 that added a hefty $26,895 to the base price of the car. These cars are often referenced by the option code “B2K,” a rare example of a factory option code for aftermarket modification. As you might imagine, internal upgrades are extensive for such a high price.
The twin-turbo package involved removing the engine for a balance and blueprint, decking the cylinder heads, adding twin air-to-air intercoolers and replacing the factory pistons to achieve a boost-friendly 7.5:1 compression ratio. Bringing the stock Corvette to Callaway spec took over 75 hours, and owners received a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty on these cars to quell any concern about reliability.
The addition of the Callaway Aerobody kit replaces the stock Corvette front fascia with streamlined, Callaway-specific trim. It also includes Callaway nomenclature on the rear bumper and a removable hard top painted metallic red to match the rest of the car. The car’s soft top is white.
The car wears 17″ Dymag wheels, which Callaway equipped all B2K cars with, and its Goodyear Eagle tires are said to be in like-new condition. It includes the $3500 Callaway option fiberglass panel kit and all books, window stickers and Callaway documentation is included with the car.
Callaway Corvettes first hit the market in 1987, when race car driver Reeves Callaway started to offer custom versions of America’s sports car. Known for exclusivity and prodigious power output, Callaway has other famous offerings, including the Supernatural Corvette and the 880 horsepower “Sledgehammer,” Callaway’s 240 mph take on the already noteworthy ZL1.
With ’60s muscle cars bringing ever-increasing prices at the auction block, these C4 Corvettes are only starting to show signs of appreciation. This rare example of the 1990 Callaway Twin-Turbo is in collectible condition, so if you’re a Corvette fan looking for a unique car, this is not just a drivable one, but a good investment.