On January 13, 2013 the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray took center stage in Detroit to a global automotive audience. The debut of the C7 marked a new era for Chevrolet. This includes taking on the world’s best supercars in a head-to-head battle on racetracks all over the planet. One group in particular that knows this territory very well is Callaway Competition, headquartered in Leingarten, Germany.
Callaway Competition’s current C6-based Z06R GT3 has claimed numerous victories and multiple series titles since it's debut in late 2005. This includes an FIA GT3 Team Championship in 2007, FIA Driver Championships in 2008 and 2010, and ADAC GT Masters Team Championship in 2009. In 2013 an upgraded Callaway Competition-built GT4 C6 Corvette captured the marque's first class victory for Chevrolet and Corvette at the famous Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Callaway Competition is now facing a new and exciting challenge. The company has received approval from Chevrolet to develop, test, and race the new GT3 specification C7 Corvette. The team will utilize the same techniques it used to develop its championship-winning C6 Z06R GT3 Corvette to create another championship-winning racecar.
Because Callaway Competition is classified as a "specialist," the FIA required the team to provide authorization from the original equipment manufacturer (Chevrolet) before developing the new C7 GT3 racecar. Recently Chevrolet sent this letter of authorization to the FIA and now Callaway Competition can proceed with its C7 FIA homologation. Callaway Competition has been officially appointed as the Chevrolet specialist to develop, build, and hold the homologation of the Corvette C7 FIA GT3 racecar.