Body & Interior – Callaway C16
Form Equals Function
The “Form Equals Function” concept is an integral part of Callaway Cars’ design philosophy. With the embodiment of the Callaway C16, the concept has never been more beautiful.
Another Deutschman Design creation, the Callaway C16 Body replaces every panel of the donor Corvette body with the exception of the roof panel and the rear hatch. The Callaway approach uses the original General Motors attachment points as its datum, preserving the standard cut lines of door, hood, and rear hatch openings. The panels are made of high grade glass fiber with a class A gel-coat painting surface. They are designed to be refinished with either the standard GM top coat materials or any of the Callaway specified paint colors.
Re-used from the donor Corvette are the headlight projectors, the turn indicators, the side lights and one set of the tail lights. New headlight lenses and inner reflectors are supplied. Door handles and door handle cutouts are eliminated and a unique keyless entry system, the D Spot, is introduced. Callaway designation is added to the retained GM fobs. As long as you have a fob nearby, the door pops open when you pass your hand over a particular area of the rear fender, just behind the door. A fail-safe mode is also retained in case of a dead battery.
A soft flannel car cover is included, custom fitted to the C16 shape and embroidered with the Callaway logo.
“. . . one thing Callaway can do is this: Cause passing Ferrari and Lamborghini drivers to make stunned, “I’m being upstaged!” double-takes.”
Arthur St. Antoine, Motor Trend Magazine
The Deutschleder Interior is a work of art.
Hand-made to Callaway standards by the world’s best trimmers, the Callaway C16 interiors are full German leather appointments for the look, feel and smell of a car crafted to the highest standards. The client chooses the color palette to complement or contrast the exterior color. Detail embellishment may be specified at this point.
Optional SportSeats provide additional lateral support for improved driver control without sacrificing comfort – even on extended trips. They are constructed with matching interior leather, with or without Alcantara accents, with or without slots for optional harnesses. These single shell seats include six-way power controls.
“. . . and the craftsmanship of the stitching and fitment wouldn’t look out of place on a Maybach.”
Jason Kavanagh, Edmunds InsideLine