Last month, MC&T shared a report with our readers about Callaway Cars’ new SuperTruck package for the T1 Chevrolet Silverado. As the name might suggest, this performance package transforms the truck into a serious street machine thanks to a little help from an Eaton TVS R2650 supercharger. Now though, Callaway Cars has released newly verified performance data for the pickup, which rivals that of some sports cars. Here’s what you need to know about the Callaway Silverado Signature Edition.
Thanks to that Eaton blower strapped to its 6.2L L87 V8, the Callaway Silverado Signature Edition is able to lay down 602 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque at the flywheel. Those figures represent gains of 182 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque over a standard T1 Chevrolet Silverado. When optioned with 4×4, the Callaway Silverado Signature Edition will go from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. That makes this Callaway SuperTruck just as fast to 60 mph as a 2007 C6 Corvette. Keep your foot planted to the floor, and Callaway says that the pickup will run the 1/4 mile in just 12.5 sec at 113 mph. For reference, a new Toyota Supra will do the 1/4 mile in 12.3 seconds at 113 mph.
This Callaway Silverado SportTruck package carries an MSRP of $27,995, before options. Of course that price does not include the purchase of a T1 Chevrolet Silverado donor. While that might seem like a lot of money, customers get a lot of equipment for that price. Besides the blower, the package includes a high-flow intake system, a stainless-steel dual-outlet exhaust with quad tips, and a unique engine calibration from Callaway, among other tweaks. Furthermore, you get a ton of visual upgrades inside and out, such as Callaway alloy wheels, a carbon grille and mid-engine cover, billet pedals and an alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. Better yet, the package is covered by GM’s factory warranty, as well as Callaway’s own 3 year / 36,000 mile limited warranty.
In this era of electric pickup trucks and hybrid powertrains, the Callaway Silverado Signature Edition represents an old school approach to performance. Sure muscle trucks aren’t as popular as they once were, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still awesome. Would you pony up the cash for one of these supercharged Silverados? Let us know down below!
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Looks like Callaway’s performance numbers match up to the FCA Ram TRX pretty well according to Car & Driver the TRX is 12.3 in the 1/4 mile at 110 mph compared to the Callaway 12.5 @113 mph that seems to indicate that if you meet up with a TRX on the highway in your new Callaway Silverado honk the horn for a rolling race since your Silverado is about 800 lbs less than that hulking FCA beast and HP numbers are close enough that TRX will be looking at the Callaway bumper when the speedo reaches 100