Callaway Cars has just released details of its 2009 Callaway Corvette, essentially a substantial upgrade package for the Corvette C6. For a USD$18,900 premium over the standard C6, the supercharged Callaway version puts 580hp and 691Nms under the toe and a top speed of over 320km/h.
According to Reeves Callaway, founder of Callaway Cars, the end result slots in right between the Corvette Z06 and the halo model ZR1 Corvette.
For the money, Callaway will fit an Eaton supercharger, a revised fuel setup which includes high-flow injectors, an air-to-water intercooler and a special air intake to the 6.2-litre GM LS3 V8 engine.
The whole package is then tuned to perfection and, when equipped with a manual, will see the Vette run 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds and perform the standing quarter mile in 11.2 second. That's R35 GT-R territory for the record.
A full range of options is also available which includes brakes, wheels and tyres, and suspension components to make sure it 'stops and flows' as well as it goes. The Callaway Corvette is emissions-legal in 50 US states and comes with a three-year/36,000 mile warranty.
Despite troubles in the market, the 2009 Callaway Corvette will find plenty of willing buyers. It is also yet another reminder of the potential that lurks beneath the bonnet of every modern Holden SS Commodore and HSV Clubsport you see drive by.