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


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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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Rocky Ridge – Callaway Special Edition Debuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ROCKY RIDGE “CALLAWAY SPECIAL EDITION” SILVERADO
DEBUTS AT AAA TEXAS 500 WEEKEND

October 30, 2014 – Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth TX
Rocky Ridge Trucks, the Franklin Springs, Georgia, manufacturer of specialty lifted trucks, will unveil their latest model this Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. At 5:45 PM on October 31, just outside Gate 7, race fans and truck enthusiasts will get their first look at the new Rocky Ridge “Callaway Special Edition” Silverado. Current Nationwide Series points leader, Chase Elliott, and his father, Sprint Cup champion, Bill Elliott, will be joined by Callaway Cars’ founder, Reeves Callaway, to reveal the 540 horsepower supertruck.
The Rocky Ridge “Callaway Special Edition” showcases the core competencies of the two companies. Rocky Ridge has been at the forefront of lifted performance pickups since 1985. Their trucks’ suspension systems are engineered and manufactured for increased ground clearance while maintaining proper geometry for superior handling. Rocky Ridge packages have proven to strike the right chord among enthusiasts over several generations of new trucks. At the same time, Callaway Cars has been on the cutting edge of positive manifold pressure applications for performance cars and trucks since producing their first turbocharger kits in the late 1970’s. Callaway powertrain engineering expertise has been forged under OEM contracts with Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Holden, Malibu Boats, and Mazda. Callaway Twin Turbo Corvettes of the ’80’s and ’90’s and present-day supercharged Callaway Corvettes are icons of Chevrolet-based performance.

Rocky Ridge “Callaway Special Edition” Silverado Features –

  • 540 horsepower@6200 RPM, 522 lb-ft torque@3800 RPM (SAE)
  • New Callaway Supercharger System includes new housing with integrated intake manifold for improved airflow, and innovative triple-element intercooler system for cooler, denser intake charge
  • New Callaway Exhaust System is engineered for minimum restriction and great sound, exits in front of rear tire with signature Callaway Double-D tip
  • Callaway Powertrain Warranty combines with Rocky Ridge and GM warranties for most comprehensive coverage of any specialty vehicle manufacturer

The supercharger system used in the Rocky Ridge “Callaway Special Edition” Silverado is Callaway’s completely new, third generation design, introduced earlier this year in the Callaway Corvette. The new supercharger housing and integrated intake manifold provides improved airflow and increased charge air cooling capability. Intake manifold runner cross-section and length were tuned for a broad torque band, particularly beneficial for truck applications. Eaton’s 2300cc TVS rotor pack was selected for its high adiabatic efficiency, OEM-certified quality, and service-proven reliability.
Callaway’s new triple-element intercooler configuration provides significantly lower inlet charge air temperatures than possible with single and dual element designs. Because of the system’s increased efficiency, these new trucks can produce more consistent power, virtually unaffected by extended high load operation. To validate the intercooler system’s performance, Callaway dynamometer testing simulated sustained severe service, resulting in inlet air temperature increases of less than 10ºF during repeated test cycles, compared to increases of at least 35ºF with other intercooler designs.
Callaway’s new exhaust system utilizes a very low restriction muffler assembly with an abbreviated tail pipe, exiting at the side of the bed, in front of the rear tire. With full stainless steel construction, the new system includes Callaway’s signature Double-D tips. Rocky Ridge “Callaway Special Edition” Silverados are 50-state emissions-compliant.
Rocky Ridge content is covered by Rocky Ridge’s 3 year/36,000 mile Limited Warranty while Callaway Cars’ 3 year/36,000 mile Limited Warranty covers the Callaway content. GM does not block Callaway-supercharged trucks from warranty service, unlike other supercharged cars and trucks. The Callaway warranty not only covers the Callaway components, but also covers GM and Rocky Ridge parts that fail due to defective Callaway materials or workmanship.

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Cross-section of new Callaway supercharger design, illustrating improved airpath and compound intercooling

Rocky Ridge Callaway Special Edition
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SC540 Dyno Chart

2015 ROCKY RIDGE “CALLAWAY SPECIAL EDITION” SILVERADO EQUIPMENT
Rocky Ridge 


  • Suspension Lift Kit, 4”
  • All-Terrain Tires
  • Powered, Retractable Side Steps
  • Smooth Fender Flares with Concealed Hardware
  • Rocky Ridge Windshield Logo Graphics
  • Color Keyed Front and Rear Bowties
  • Aeroskin Hood Protector
  • Slimline Rain Guards
  • Four Wheel Alignment
  • Speedometer Recalibration
  • Tire Pressure Sensor System Recalibration
  • Rocky Ridge 3 Year/36,000 

Mile Limited Warranty

Callaway Cars 


  • Third-Gen Supercharger System (patent pending)
  • Mid-Engine Cover Set, Callaway Carbon, with “SC540” Graphics
  • “Honker” High Flow Air Intake System
  • Callaway Low Restriction Exhaust System, with Front-of-Wheel Exit, Double-D Tips
  • Callaway Nine-Spoke Alloy Wheels, 20” x 9.0”, Anthracite Finish
  • Supercharged” Hood Emblems
  • “SC540” Grille Emblem
  • Callaway/Rocky Ridge Front Door Emblems
  • Callaway/Rocky Ridge Tailgate Emblem
  • “SC540” Tailgate Emblem
  • Callaway/Rocky Ridge Dash Plaque
  • Callaway/Rocky Ridge WeatherTech® Floor Mats, with Special Edition Badging
  • Callaway/Rocky Ridge Underhood Plaque with Vehicle Identification Number
  • Callaway/Rocky Ridge Authenticity Documentation Package
  • Callaway “Powerfully Engineered” Key Fob


Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Callaway Cars Inc. is not responsible for typographical errors.

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About Callaway
Callaway Cars Incorporated is an automotive engineering and manufacturing corporation specializing in high performance applications. Founded in 1976, the corporation’s four core business units include Callaway Cars, Callaway Carbon, Callaway Engineering and Callaway Competition with facilities in California, Connecticut and Germany. The organization produces specialty vehicles, engineering services, and performance products that showcase technological sophistication, artistry in design, and beauty in craftsmanship.

Press Contact
Mike Vendetto

Commercial Manager
Callaway Cars Inc.
3 High Street


Old Lyme CT 06371
(860) 434-9002
mvendetto@callawaycars.com