Powerfully engineered automobiles have been the mantra of Callaway cars for over a generation, and our tests of their twin-turbo and supernatural Chevrolet Corvettes over the years leave no doubt of their expertise. So we thought it was high time to see what's new from our old friends from old Lyme, Connecticut, and this time it turned out to be twice as sweet!
It all started with a request from Callaway Cars for archival footage from our 1995 test of their Corvette LM. After we replied "SURE!" we naturally asked "What are you up to now" That conversation quickly resulted in the delivery of these two robust machines the 2009 Callaway Corvette and Callaway C16.
The Callaway Corvette is a turnkey upgrade of the standard sixth generation Corvette coupe or convertible.
The basic Callaway package, if you can call it that, costs around $67,500. That's $18,900 over the Corvette's base sticker, and that includes a high-flow air intake system feeding a supercharged 6.2 liter LS3 V8, further enhanced with high-flow fuel injectors, an air to liquid intercooler and proprietary fuel system controllers. The result is an impressive 580 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.
The engine is dressed up with body-colored injector covers and housed under a moderately bulging custom-formed . Callaway's signature "Double D" stainless steel exhaust system adds a subtle rumble without unwelcome cockpit resonance.
The result is performance that betters a Z06 Vette and keeps six grand in your pocket! After a tricky launch at almost idle, and with tires fighting for traction on a cold track, the Callaway rockets to 60 miles-per-hour in 3.6 seconds, and blisters the quarter-mile in 11.4 at a trap speed of 123 miles-per-hour. Torque remains nearly constant throughout the rev band with no surges or flat spots.
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
6-Speed Manual, Short-Throw
6-Speed Paddle Shift With Automatic Modes
Brakes-Type-4 Wheel DISC
Daytime Running Lights
Headlights-High Intensity Discharge
Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioning-Auto Climate Control
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Max Seating Capacity 2
Steering Wheel-Audio Controls
Music & Entertainment
Audio-AM FM Stereo
Rear Window Defogger
Front Tire Size P24540ZR18
Rear Tire Size P28535ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Located in Portageville, MO
Financing, Nationwide Shipping and Warranties available to qualified buyers.