FAQ’s – Corvette AeroWagon
Some frequently asked AeroWagon questions:
Q: What is a “shooting brake”?
A: This terminology began to be used in the nineteenth century, describing a vehicle that could be used to carry shooting parties, their equipment, their dogs and their game. By the early twentieth century, “shooting brake” began to be used to categorize custom-built two-door station wagons using chassis of established luxury or sports cars.
Q: When will the AeroWagon Package be available?
A: AeroWagon component production is scheduled to begin in 2014.
Q: Where will my Corvette have to go to get the AeroWagon Package installed?
A: Your AeroWagon Package will be installed at Callaway’s Santa Ana California factory, where the carbon fiber components are manufactured. If your car is still in the GM ordering system, you may be able to have your Chevrolet dealer change your car’s destination to the Callaway factory using our GM drop-ship code. If you want to have GM ship your Corvette to Callaway, have your dealer contact us at (860) 434-9002.
Q: Do I have to purchase a Callaway Corvette to get the AeroWagon Package, or can I buy the Package for my stock Corvette?
A: The AeroWagon Package is offered both as a Callaway Corvette option and as a stand-alone product for stock C7 Corvettes.
Q: What’s the price of the AeroWagon Package?
A: $15,000. in natural carbon finish. Paint-to-match OEM body color is also available for an additional $1,500.
Q: What is the AeroWagon Package made out of?
A: The AeroWagon body panels are constructed of carbon fiber with natural finish to display the Class A weave.
Q: Who makes the AeroWagon parts?
A: Callaway Carbon, a core business unit of the Callaway Companies, designs, develops and manufactures all of Callaway’s carbon composite products, including the AeroWagon. The company is located in Santa Ana, California, adjacent to the Callaway Cars West factory.
Q: Will the AeroWagon Package include rear seats?
A: Unfortunately, the Corvette chassis and running gear configuration make it impossible to include seats in the cargo area.
Q: Does the AeroWagon Package include a new rear fascia, with different taillights?
A: The AeroWagon Package does not include a new rear fascia.
Q: What changes are made to the interior of the cargo area?
A: The standard AeroWagon Package has no interior changes. However, available options include upgraded carpeting, leather side panels and a teak floor with stainless steel strips.
Q: What is the total increase in cargo area volume?
A: This hasn’t been finalized yet but, based on the projected geometry, it will be significant.
Q: Where does the AeroWagon hatch begin and end? Is the car still a targa top?
A: The car retains its original Corvette targa top. The AeroWagon bodywork is located in the original Corvette hatch area and utilizes the OEM latch mechanism.
Q: Will there be a four-door version of the AeroWagon?
Q: What is the drag coefficient of the AeroWagon?
A: A slight reduction in overall drag coefficient is predicted, compared to coupe or convertible bodies.
Q: What drivetrain modifications are included with the AeroWagon Package?
A: None. However, the Callaway Corvette may be ordered with the AeroWagon Package as an option.
Q: What are the performance specs for the Callaway Corvette AeroWagon?
A: Just as the Callaway Corvette coupe and convertible, the Callaway Corvette AeroWagon is rated at 627 hp at 6400 rpm and 610 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm, SAE corrected. Validated acceleration data will be released following production prototype testing.
Q: Will the AeroWagon be equipped with all wheel drive?
A: No. Chevrolet has not released any plans to introduce all wheel drive for the Corvette platform.