Callaway Cars, a legendary American tuning house known for its modifications of the Chevrolet Corvette and Chevrolet Camaro, has released details and pictures of its first-ever high-performance Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup.
Taking the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup, Callaway has increased power for both the 5.3L V8 and the 6.2L V8 versions with Eaton’s Twin Vortices Series roots-type superchargers. Those same superchargers are used in the Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 and Cadillac CTS-V. The modifications by Callaway also feature an upgraded air-to-liquid intercooler system plus high-capacity fuel injectors and a high-flow air intake system.
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With all those modifications the 5.3L Callaway Chevrolet Silverado makes 450-hp with a peak torque of 450 lb-ft. The 6.2L V8 model gets a boost to 540-hp with a maximum torque of 522 lb-ft. Even with those performance increases, Callaway says that the pickup still keeps the same fuel-economy ratings as the standard Silverado.
The Callaway Silverado package starts at $15,995, before options.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Callaway (via PickupTrucks.com)