Callaway Competition GmbH, the German-based segment of Callaway Cars, has been chosen to develop the new Corvette C7 into a GT3-class race car and submit it for homologation from the FIA.
Original equipment manufacturers like Chevrolet have to authorize specialists like Callaway to submit the homologation forms needed to allow their version of the car to be the one allowed in FIA competition.
Callaway Corvettes have a long history with Chevrolet’s sports car.
To commemorate that history that goes all the way back to 1987, Callaway’s Dealer Program Manager Chris Chessnoe gave key members of the Corvette engineering, product management, and production staff a copy of a new book by Reeves Callaway.
Last week Chris from Callaway Cars tipped us off to a thread he started on the Corvette Forum where he shows off the most recent Callaway C16 to roll out of their shop. He says the Night Race Blue machine is all finished and ready to be shipped to its owner. We wish it was coming to our garage instead.
Last year, Callaway produced a special run of 25 Grand Sports to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Callaway’s RPO B2K – the first turbo-charged Corvettes offered by the factory. These special B2K Anniversary Corvettes were snapped up quickly and now we hear the only one left for sale in the entire country is at Criswell Corvette – the #3/25 B2K Callaway Corvette.
A couple weeks back, we showed you the C7-based Callaway Shooting Brake Concept called the Aerowagon and its design really turned a lot of heads. But the designers at the Old Lyme, Connecticut tuning shop weren’t finished yet with us. For April Fools Day, Callaway introduces a matching trailer called the AeroWagonette – a new take on how to transport “bothersome” kids when you only have a two-seat sports car.
TV’s longest running automotive series, MotorWeek, will feature 2 Callaway Corvettes on an episode debuting this week on PBS stations. The show will subsequently air on the Velocity and SPEED networks. Tune in to see the MotorWeek crew put a 25th anniversary SC620 and a SC652 427 Convertible through their paces.
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.
Although our factory Corvette C6.Rs have the weekend off, we’ll be watching the Nurburgring 24 hour race with Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook who’ve teamed up with Daniel Keilwitz, winner of the 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Championship, to drive this gold GT3 Z06R #90 Callaway Corvette for Haribo.