Callaway Makes the New Corvette Z06 Even More Beastly
The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the most monstrous stock Corvette in history, and Callaway has been in the business of making Corvettes (and other GM products) more capable all-around performers since the 1980s. So what happens if the latter gets its hands on the former? Does it create an earth-shattering kaboom of American supercar awesomeness?
Well, not exactly, but 757 horsepower and 777 lb.-ft of torque isn’t exactly chopped liver, is it? Callaway claim that extra oomph is due in no small part to its “GenThree” supercharger, which is 32% larger than the stock blower that’s perched atop the 6.2L LT4 V8. A triple-element intercooler and flow improvements to the air intake system are the other power-adding revisions, while a new exhaust system with twin D-shaped tips and a short-throw shifter for the 7-speed manual transmission serve up even more excitement (though not as much excitement as the predicted 2.8 second 0-60 mph time and 10.5 second at 131 mph quarter-mile passes).
And with prices starting at$16,995, it’s theoretically possible to have a Callaway C7 Z06 for less than $100,000. If that doesn’t make it the greatest modified supercar bargain on the planet, we’d love to know what would.