Before the C7 Corvette totally rides off into the sunset, Reeves Callaway and his team have unveiled the 25th Anniversary Callaway Corvette Special Edition to celebrate their long and high successful GT3 racing heritage.
Starting with the outgoing C7 Z06, the 25th Anniversary model is then based on Callaway’s SC757 package with a Callaway-tuned and supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that delivers a whopping 757 horsepower and 777 lb-ft of torque.
“We’re not trying to promote Callaway in making this list of changes,” Reeves Callaway told hotcars.com in an exclusive interview. “We’re cautious about saying that they’re improvements. We’re very pleased that the basic automobile we’re given by GM is really remarkable.”
Nevertheless, these limited-edition 25th Anniversary cars include a wide range of new parts, including a heavy-duty cooling system, a carbon grille with laser-machined Callaway lettering, a single-element muffler with signature Double-D integrated exhaust tips, carbon fiber splitter, undertray, and huge rear wing a la the ZR1, 380x35mm steel brake rotors, upgraded six-piston Brembo brake calipers, Pagid pads, and optimized chassis and ride height for better traction.
It’s all an attempt to provide the standard Z06 with “everything we’ve learned about making every part of the car more focused toward the guy who really appreciates this kind of machinery,” Callaway says, pointing as an example to the short shifter that “makes it feel like you’re closing the bolt action on a rifle every time you move the shifter. The precision of a firearm is what we’re after – in all of the mechanical controls.”
With Corvettes, there’s always someone who wants even more performance, so Callaway is offering an additional Champion Track Pack that includes coil springs with adjustable Bilstein MDS dampers instead of the factor composite leaf springs, uniball joints in the wishbones and stabilizers, a removable roll cage, and six-point harnesses on the bucket seats. Also included is custom-fitted driver equipment like a suit, boot, gloves, and helmet identified with Callaway 25 Years logos.
No word on the cost of these packages, but we do know that Callaway is already taking orders for just 25 of these Corvettes so these 25th Anniversary cars will be very special indeed. By the way, you can ask Callaway to find you a Z06 or they can do the improvements on your own low-mileage car.
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