C17 Callaway Corvette | ’05-present

C17

The 2005-2013 Callaway Corvette was a specialist version of the C6 Corvette, built by Callaway Cars expert craftsmen and sold through selected Callaway/Chevrolet dealers. The 17th “C-Project” undertaken by Callaway first produced naturally-aspirated SuperNatural™ 450, 461, 490 (6.0L) and 550 (6.8L & 7.0L) horsepower Callaway Corvettes.

In February 2006, Callaway returned to its positive manifold pressure roots, introducing Callaway “SuperCharged” Corvettes. Moving from the turbocharged C4 design to the Roots-style supercharger for 2006, the new design offered improved durability, easier maintenance, emission compliance, and instant off-idle power. Debuting with 560 horsepower from 6.0 liters, over the years increased displacement and improved components produced 580, 606, and 616 horsepower. The Z06-based 7.0 liter Callaway SuperCharged Corvette generated 652 horsepower.

Limited edition models were also offered. In 2009, A Reeves Callaway Signature Edition, designated “RCSE”, debuted a new Eaton TVS based supercharger system, special badging and graphics. In 2012, Callaway celebrated its 25th year with Corvette by producing 25 Twenty-fifth Anniversary Callaway Corvettes. Chevrolet built all 25 cars in a single production run, identified as RPO B2K, the same Regular Production Option as the 1987-91 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvettes.


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For the 2014 model year, the Chevrolet team sculpted the seventh-generation Corvette into the most sophisticated, most feature-packed Corvette produced to date. Facing a daunting challenge, new technology enabled Callaway engineers to produce breathtaking power with seamless transition into and out of positive manifold pressure.

Entirely new, Callaway’s patented GenThree™ supercharger design incorporated a new supercharger housing and integrated intake manifold for improved airflow quality and increased charge air cooling capacity. Intake manifold runner cross-section and length were tuned for a broad torque band while maintaining excellent peak horsepower. A new triple-element TripleCooled™ intercooler system provided significantly lower inlet charge air temperatures than possible with single and dual element designs. Because of the added volume of the new internals, the supercharger housing itself extended through the hood. Consequently, both conductive and convective heat transfer mechanisms were utilized to remove power-robbing heat from the inlet charge.

In contrast with one-off “tuner” cars, all Callaways are assembled to precise engineering specifications by expert technicians. That’s one reason why Callaway can provide the most comprehensive standard warranty among all specialty manufacturers, and an optional 5 year/100,000 mile Extended Powertrain Service Contract.

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