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CALLAWAY RELEASES SPECIAL-EDITION CORVETTE Z06

It Packs Well Over 700 Horsepower

Callaway Champion C7
Image Via Callaway Cars.

When it comes to the aftermarket, the name Callaway Cars is almost inseparable from the Corvette. While they’re best known for building some of the coolest examples of the American sports car during its C4 generation, the Connecticut-based tuners have been racing Corvettes for decades. In order to celebrate 25 years of the Callaway Competition, the company has released a new limited-edition car based on the C7 Corvette Z06. It’s called the Callaway Champion C7, and it packs over 750 horsepower.

Callaway Competition have been responsible for building some of the most successful GT3 race cars in the world, and the Champion was designed with this motorsports background in mind. The C7 Corvette Z06 is a perfect starting point for such a hardcore build, considering the level of performance it brings to the table. The upgrades start under the hood, where the LT4 V8 engine receives an upgraded blower and intercooler kit, which bring total output up to 757 horsepower and 777 lb-ft of torque. Callaway says that enough power to push this C7 Corvette Z06 from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, before going on to run the ¼ mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph.

In a lot of ways, it looks like Callaway’s take on a C7 Corvette ZR1, considering the similar power output, and the massive rear wing.

Side Profile of the Callaway Champion C7 Corvette Z06
Image Via Callaway Cars.

But the upgrades don’t stop there. Callaway has fitted the Champion C7 with an upgraded suspension system, as well as an improved cooling system. The C7 Corvette Z06 was known to run into cooling issues on track when it had just 650 horsepower, so we’re sure this is a welcome addition to the build list. The bodywork has been adjusted slightly as well, with a wider air dam now being integrated into the front bumper. Out back there is a massive GT3-style wing, which looks like it came right off one of their race cars. Callaway badging can be found throughout the exterior of the car.

Callaway Cars will only be building 25 examples of the Champion, which will be available worldwide. Retailers in Canada, Germany, and Japan will be responsible for distribution outside the U.S. market. There’s no pricing information available at this time, but expect it to be quite a bit more than a standard C7 Corvette Z06.

Callaway Champion Rear
Image Via Callaway Cars.

Written by Lucas Allen

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