Callaway Cars Releases Their Most Powerful Corvette

July 28, 2015
For immediate release

Callaway Cars Releases Their Most Powerfull Corvette

757 bhp / 777 lb-ft

Z06-based Corvette upgrade boasts 32% larger supercharger, triple intercoolers, and consistent power – lap after lap

The Numbers – Callaway Cars today announced power numbers and performance for the flagship model in their performance car lineup. Equipped with Callaway’s GenThree Supercharger, the Corvette Z06 now produces 757 bhp @ 6,200 rpm and 777 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm (SAE). A launch to 60 mph is now achieved in 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph.

Why Go Big, When You Can Go Bigger? – Size Matters. To reach that power (which is up from 650 bhp / 650 lb-ft) the supercharger itself needed to be bigger since the output of a positive displacement supercharger is proportionate to its size. The Callaway GenThree supercharger is 32% larger in displacement (2300cc vs 1740cc).

Cooling – Callaway engineers recognize that a key contributor to maximizing power is reduction of inlet air temperature associated with forced induction. Callaway’s unique triple-element intercooler configuration provides significantly lower and well-managed inlet charge air temperatures than single or smaller dual-element designs. The supercharger housing extends through the hood, thereby exposing it to outside ambient airflow and adding an element of convective cooling. The supercharger is visible without opening the hood, and heat is inherently extracted from the engine compartment.

Bold Packaging – The supercharger assembly is no longer cramped below the hood line. The completely redesigned manifold helps maintain consistent charge air temperatures with exceptionally low restriction and even airflow distribution to all cylinders, which results in a broad torque band producing over 500 lb-ft from 2,000 to 6,400 rpm. This translates to more consistent power delivery in severe-duty driving environments, a compromise typically observed with “underhood” approaches. A 10-rib drive pulley system was also integrated to prevent belt-slippage.

Patents – The technical features of the Callaway GenThree supercharger are significant enough that utility and design aspects of the system have been awarded patent pending status through the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Competence – 35 years of experience, compliance and warranty. All Callaway cars are assembled to precise engineering specifications by expert technicians at Callaway facilities, exclusively. Callaway provides the most comprehensive standard warranty among all specialty manufacturers. All Callaway cars are also fully emission-compliant. Additionally, there is an optional 5 year/60,000 mile Extended Powertrain Service Contract on all 2016 models.CALLAWAY

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CALLAWAY CORVETTE Z06 STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES:

  • Callaway GenThree Supercharger (pat. pend.)
    with Triple-Element Intercooler System
  • Callaway Supercharger Hood Surround
  • Callaway Carbon Fiber Engine Mid-Covers
  • Callaway High Flow Air Intake System
  • Callaway Embroidered Floor Mats
  • Callaway Anodized Aluminum Door Sill Panels
  • Callaway Exterior and Interior Badging
  • Callaway Underhood Build Plaque with Vehicle Identification Number
  • Callaway Key Fobs
  • Callaway Authenticity Documentation Package
  • Callaway 3 Year, 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Callaway’s standard 3 Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty overlaps the factory GM warranties, and ensures that Callaway Corvettes are not blocked for service by GM dealerships nationwide. Optional equipment for 2016 includes a 5 Year/60,000 Mile Powertrain Service Contract, ShortThrow Shifter, Callaway Sport Exhaust with Double-D Tips, Embroidered Car Cover, and National Corvette Museum Delivery.

All Callaway Corvettes are prepared to Callaway engineering specifications by expert craftsmen in Callaway’s Connecticut and California factories. Callaway Corvettes are sold and serviced by Chevrolet dealerships across North America that are members of Callaway’s Authorized Dealer Network. Callaway staff also works with prospective buyers who are not located near Callaway Authorized Dealers to facilitate delivery, maintenance, and warranty service.

The Callaway Corvette Z06 Package price: $16,995.00 with vehicles now in production.

 

Press Contact
Chris Chessnoe
Program Manager
Callaway Cars Inc.
3 High Street
Old Lyme CT 06371
860 434 9002
cchessnoe@callawaycars.com

 

CALLAWAY CARS INCORPORATED
SANTA ANA CALIFORNIA • LEINGARTEN GERMANY • OLD LYME CONNECTICUT
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Callaway Z06 to Debut at NCM Bash

April 21, 2015
For immediate release

The 2015 Callaway Corvette Z06 will debut at the National Corvette Museum C7 Bash in Bowling Green, Kentucky, April 23 through April 25. Here’s a sneak peek at the new package.

Based on Chevrolet’s track-proven Z06, Callaway engineers’ no-compromise approach takes this Corvette to an astounding power level. While advertised Callaway horsepower and torque are pending final validation, the Callaway package adds Callaway’s new GenThree supercharger system with 32% more displacement than the stock Z06 supercharger, improved manifold design and unique triple-element intercooling system.

Callaway engineers recognize that a key contributor to maximizing power is reduction of inlet air temperature. By exposing the supercharger’s large plenum area to outside ambient airflow, the design takes advantage of the significant charge air temperature reduction provided by convective cooling. The completely redesigned intercooling system also helps maintain nearly ambient charge air temperature with exceptionally low air restriction. Plus, the supercharger housing geometry was configured to allow further optimization of the charge air path – all leading to increased power and torque without the compromises faced with underhood solutions.

Armed with flawless drivability and bulletproof durability, Callaway’s 3 Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty overlaps the factory GM warranties, and ensures that Callaway Corvettes are not blocked for service by GM dealerships nationwide.

Optional equipment includes a 5 Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Service Contract, ShortThrow Shifter, Callaway Sport Exhaust with Double-D Tips, Embroidered Car Cover, and National Corvette Museum Delivery.

All Callaway Corvettes are prepared to Callaway engineering specifications by expert craftsmen in Callaway’s Connecticut and California factories. Callaway Corvettes, Camaros, Silverados, Tahoes, Suburbans, and their GMC counterparts are sold and serviced by Chevrolet and GMC dealerships across North America that are members of Callaway’s Authorized Dealer Network. Callaway staff also works with prospective buyers who are not located near Callaway Authorized Dealers to facilitate delivery, maintenance, and warranty service.

The Callaway Corvette Z06 Package price: $16,995.

 
Press Contact
Mike Vendetto
Commercial Manager
Callaway Cars Inc.
3 High Street
Old Lyme CT 06371
860 434 9002
mvendetto@callawaycars.com


CALLAWAY CARS INCORPORATED
SANTA ANA CALIFORNIA • LEINGARTEN GERMANY • OLD LYME CONNECTICUT
callawaycars.com

Bob Bondurant School & Callaway Collaboration

April 2, 2015
For immediate release

Callaway Cars and Bob Bondurant Driving School
to Collaborate on Products and Driving School Programs

Callaway Cars announced today a partnership with the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, the premier driving school in the United States, to create limited edition products along with unique experiences of driving high performance vehicles. The historic agreement was made official by legends Bob Bondurant and Reeves Callaway.

“Callaway Cars and Bondurant Driving School have been leaders in the world of high performance for decades,” said Reeves Callaway, Founder and CEO of Callaway Cars. “In fact, our paths first crossed in the early 1970’s when Bob invited me to be one of his first driving instructors. I’m pleased to have come full circle and once again work with the legendary Bob Bondurant. Together, we’ll give enthusiasts the opportunity to truly enjoy a high octane lifestyle.”

Bondurant-Helmet

The melding of these two iconic brands will drive Callaway and Bondurant to gain an even larger presence in the automotive performance and motorsport experience markets. Both have deep ties to General Motors and its line of vehicles. Callaway currently offers cutting edge, performance enhancing packages for the Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro, Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban. Bondurant offers several different driving instruction programs featuring Chevrolet products headlined by the Corvette.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Reeves again,” said Bob Bondurant. “He and his team have created vehicles that are incredibly capable. From top speed record holders to fantastic racecars, Callaway badges are a sign of superior performance. We are proud of the company we keep and Callaway falls into that category.”

Bob Bondurant is one of the world’s greatest driving heroes. For a decade prior to opening his school in 1968, Bob was winning on practically anything on wheels. From motorcycles to sports cars and Formula One single seaters, he dominated racing. Some of his most famous achievements include winning Le Mans, driving for Ferrari in F1, and being a key contributor to an FIA World Championship. He was instrumental in helping Chevrolet establish the Corvette as a performance car. In 1959, he captured the West Coast “B” Production Championship and Corvette Driver of the Year Award.

From 1960 to 1963, he drove Corvettes on the way to winning 30 of the 32 races he entered. On February 14, 1968, he established the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. The largest purpose-built driving school in the world, it teaches competition driving, police pursuit driving, evasive driving, stunt driving and other courses.

Reeves Callaway was among Bondurant’s first driving instructors. He has over 40 years of experience in managing programs for large corporations and has continuously earned engineering, product development and production partnership programs with major OEM’s. Callaway is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of four Callaway companies and has been a director of the publicly traded Kaman Corporation since 1995. Mr. Callaway is a visionary leader who is deeply involved in technology advancement. His experience and creativity have led to accomplishments including developing a record-breaking road car that reached a top speed of 254.76 mph and putting Callaway race cars on pole three times with two podium finishes at Le Mans. Mr. Callaway is an inductee to the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame and The Great Hall, Bloomington Gold for his contributions to the Corvette legacy.

About Callaway Cars Inc.
Headquartered in Old Lyme, Conn., Callaway Cars is a global leader in the manufacturing of specialty vehicles and performance products. Led by Reeves Callaway since the company’s founding in 1977, Callaway Cars has achieved significant success in performance engineering for street and motorsport applications. Technological sophistication, design artistry and craftsmanship are hallmarks of the company’s vehicles and products. Other companies under Callaway ownership include Callaway Carbon, which produces high value composite parts for aerospace and defense, Callaway Engineering, which delivers a full range of contract engineering and manufacturing services and Callaway Competition, which has the most successful GT3 race team in FIA history. Callaway Competition develops, campaigns and supports Corvette racecars for national and international series around the world. Authorized by GM, Callaway Competition is the exclusive constructor of the Corvette for GT competition outside of North America. For more information, visit www.CallawayCars.com – http://www.callawaycars.com or call (860) 434-9002.

About Bob Bondurant School of High Performance
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance, which is located in Phoenix, Ariz., is the only purpose-built driver training facility for performance enthusiasts and is the largest driver training of its kind in North America. At the heart of the 60-acre facility is a 1.6-mile, 15-turn multi-configuration track that was designed by Bob Bondurant. The school maintains over 200 race-prepared vehicles, sedans, SUVs and open wheel cars. For more information, visit www.Bondurant.com – http://www.Bondurant.com or call (800) 842-7223.

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