Callaway has been producing aftermarket and enhanced versions of the Corvette for 25 long years and they have finally introduced what they are calling its “most sophisticated, most feature-packed Corvette to date.”
The 2014 Stingray’s newest features, including direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing, and advanced engine management control architecture all allowed Callaway to step it up and create a supercharged LT1 producing more than 600 horsepower. Callaway also claims that the Corvette’s great fuel economy is not affected by the modification.
While the Eaton TVS four-lobe high helix rotor pack has been retained for its high-efficiency, quality, and reliability, the supercharger housing and manifold have been redesigned for improved airflow, and a new intercooler configuration reduces charge air temperature. The new supercharger design extends through the hood as it is front-driven, and it is framed by a Callaway Carbon hood surround panel and integrated under-hood air extractor with “Supercharged” emblems.
Besides the Eaton TVS Supercharger System, standard equipment on a 2014 Callaway Corvette includes Callaway Honker High-Flow Intake System, Double-D Stainless Steel Exhaust System, exterior badging, door sill panels, floor mats, under-hood plaque with VIN, dash plaque, key fob, Callaway Corvette Authenticity Documentation, and 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.
Callaway claims that the 2014 Corvette produces 610 brake horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque. It launches from 0 to 60 in a stealth 3.4 seconds and runs an 11.0-second quarter-mile at 125 mph. Maximum lateral acceleration is said to be 1.05g.
An optional 5-year/100,000-mile Extended Powertrain Service Contract is available as well with purchase of a 2014 Callaway Corvette at select Authorized Callaway/Chevrolet Dealers.
Other options include the Callaway AeroWagon Package, nine-spoke wheel and Michelin tire package, coilover suspension with double adjustable dampers, short-throw shifter, Le Mans GT brake package, sport interior group, carbon body package, carbon splitter, rear spoiler, rocker panels, and car cover. Owners can also choose to accept delivery of their Callaway Corvette at the National Corvette Museum or Callaway factory.
Callaway is responsible for the production of the RPO B2K Callaway Twin Turbo Corvettes, which were built under contract for Chevrolet, as well as the Corvette-based “C12” and “C16” supercars. Success in World Challenge, Le Mans, ADAC GT Masters, and FIA are also listed in Callaway’s impressive resume.
Just this past summer, Callaway Competition earned the victory at the ADAC GT Masters championship. As a result, Chevrolet granted Callaway exclusive rights to construct and homologate Corvette C7.R GT3 race cars for competition in FIA.
For more information on the 2014 Callaway Corvette, visit www.callawaycars.com.
**Pictures are preliminary renderings. Consequently, supercharger and hood appearance, badging, and wheels will look different in production cars.