Jay Leno says he can’t wait to see the comments he gets from his latest edition of “Jay Leno’s Garage.”
This month’s show focuses on the new Callaway Corvette AeroWagen that just made its debut with the shooting brake design.
Jay expects a wide range of comments, with the design being blasted by some purist Corvette enthusiasts and much beloved by others who crave something different.
You’ll also hear a great history lesson about the Callaway from Peter Callaway, son of the company’s founder, Reeves Callaway, who makes an appearance late in the 31-minute video and gives some insight into how they built such a strong relationship with GM.
As for the Aerowagen, the bound-to-be controversial design gives the car a “station wagon” look, if you will, but actually increases the aerodynamics of the vehicle, Peter tells Jay.
The best part about the car for Leno is that “it looks factory,” as he points out several times during his chat with the Callaways. He does note that the addition doesn’t seem to add much to the storage capacity, however – maybe a third set of golf clubs.
But storage capacity of clubs isn’t what this car is all about. It’s the storage capacity at the other end of the car that matters!
The Torch Red example that Leno drives also has the Callaway package that ups the horsepower to 757 and the lb-ft of torque to a whopping 777!
That upgrade in the supercharger motivates the Corvette Z06 that serves as the skeleton for Callaway to a blazing 2.7 seconds to 60 mph – all the while delivering roughly 25 mpg, 200 mph, a five-year warranty, under $100,000.
As Leno says, the Corvette is the performance bargain of the world.
The Aerowagen adds $14,990 to the cost of your ZO6, while the SC757 engine upgrade costs $16,995.
It’s bound to be one of those Corvettes that you don’t run into every day. Like Jay, we’re interested in what you think about this latest Callaway creation. While you’re in touch with Jay, drop us a line, too.
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