The following includes an account of a test session conducted by Callaway engineers during validation of the Callaway HD Cooling System. This data illustrates the improved performance provided by the HD Cooling System, compared to the Chevrolet OEM Z06 cooling system.
Dry Bulb Temperature: 85º F
Wet Bulb Temperature: 72º F
Barometric Pressure: 29.68 in Hg
Test Vehicles: Production Callaway Corvette Z06 SC757 (2)
Test Facility: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson CT (1.7 mi road course)
All test data starts at T0, when the vehicle reaches 20 mph at the pit exit, entering the track.
The Callaway Corvette SC757 with the stock Z06 cooling system configuration was driven until coolant and oil temperatures reached unsafe limits. At that point, the driver had to stop the test. The vehicle was only able to be driven hard for approximately five (5) minutes before having to terminate the test and take cool-down laps. The engine coolant temperature became the limiting factor. It climbed so quickly that neither engine oil temperature nor manifold air temperature were able to reach acceptable operating temperatures before the test had to be stopped. The Callaway Corvette SC757 with the Level 2 (LV2) HD Cooling System could be driven for the full session without having to slow down or stop due to excessive engine operating temperatures. The graphs shown below illustrate that these temperatures stabilized at approximately eight (8) minutes into the test and then remained at a steady, safe level, for the entire duration of the test session.
Technical Data – HD Cooling System, SC627
Engineering Test Report – SC627