Callaway and Chevrolet Corvette go together like Mercedes-Benz and Brabus or Ford and Saleen and as a result, it was only a matter of time until the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 got massaged by the famous tuning firm.
And that’s exactly what happened recently as Callaway revealed the official results of their newly tuned Corvette Z06. For the cost of $16,995 on top of the original purchase price of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Callaway will give your Z06 an extra 107hp and 127 lb-ft of twist from the stock motor’s 6.2L supercharged V8. The total result is an eye-watering, Dodge Hellcat-busting 757hp and 777 lb-ft.
Any more and Callaway Chevrolet Corvette Z06 could probably form its own gravity field.
The result, if traction is optimal, is a 0-60 time of just 2.8 seconds and a quarter mile time of just 10.5 seconds at 131.5 mph. All of this is achieved by a revised air intake, a new triple-element heavy-duty intercooler to condense that breather air, and a Callaway GenThree supercharger that’s 32% larger in capacity than the stock blower.
Of course, in addition to the performance upgrades, Callaway also factors in a series of visual and interior tweaks as well.
For full details, check out the press release below.
CALLAWAY CARS RELEASES THEIR MOST POWERFUL CORVETTE
757 bhp / 777 lb-ft
Z06-based Corvette upgrade boasts 32% larger supercharger, triple intercoolers, and consistent power – lap after lap
The Numbers – Callaway Cars today announced power numbers and performance for the flagship model in their performance car lineup. Equipped with Callaway’s GenThree Supercharger, the Corvette Z06 now produces 757 bhp @ 6,200 rpm and 777 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm (SAE). A launch to 60 mph is now achieved in 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph.
Why Go Big, When You Can Go Bigger? – Size Matters. To reach that power (which is up from 650 bhp / 650 lb-ft) the supercharger itself needed to be bigger since the output of a positive displacement supercharger is proportionate to its size. The Callaway GenThree supercharger is 32% larger in displacement (2300cc vs 1740cc).
Cooling – Callaway engineers recognize that a key contributor to maximizing power is reduction of inlet air temperature associated with forced induction. Callaway’s unique triple-element intercooler configuration provides significantly lower and well-managed inlet charge air temperatures than single or smaller dual-element designs. The supercharger housing extends through the hood, thereby exposing it to outside ambient airflow and adding an element of convective cooling. The supercharger is visible without opening the hood, and heat is inherently extracted from the engine compartment.
Bold Packaging – The supercharger assembly is no longer cramped below the hood line. The completely redesigned manifold helps maintain consistent charge air temperatures with exceptionally low restriction and even airflow distribution to all cylinders, which results in a broad torque band producing over 500 lb-ft from 2,000 to 6,400 rpm. This translates to more consistent power delivery in severe-duty driving environments, a compromise typically observed with “underhood” approaches. A 10-rib drive pulley system was also integrated to prevent belt-slippage.
Patents – The technical features of the Callaway GenThree supercharger are significant enough that utility and design aspects of the system have been awarded patent pending status through the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Competence – 35 years of experience, compliance and warranty. All Callaway cars are assembled to precise engineering specifications by expert technicians at Callaway facilities, exclusively. Callaway provides the most comprehensive standard warranty among all specialty manufacturers. All Callaway cars are also fully emission-compliant. Additionally, there is an optional 5 year/60,000 mile Extended Powertrain Service Contract on all 2016 models.
CALLAWAY CORVETTE Z06 STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES:
Callaway GenThree Supercharger (pat. pend.)
with Triple-Element Intercooler System
Callaway Supercharger Hood Surround
Callaway Carbon Fiber Engine Mid-Covers
Callaway High Flow Air Intake System
Callaway Embroidered Floor Mats
Callaway Anodized Aluminum Door Sill Panels
Callaway Exterior and Interior Badging
Callaway Underhood Build Plaque with Vehicle Identification Number
Callaway Key Fobs
Callaway Authenticity Documentation Package
Callaway 3 Year, 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
Callaway’s standard 3 Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty overlaps the factory GM warranties, and ensures that Callaway Corvettes are not blocked for service by GM dealerships nationwide. Optional equipment for 2016 includes a 5 Year/60,000 Mile Powertrain Service Contract, ShortThrow Shifter, Callaway Sport Exhaust with Double-D Tips, Embroidered Car Cover, and National Corvette Museum Delivery.
All Callaway Corvettes are prepared to Callaway engineering specifications by expert craftsmen in Callaway’s Connecticut and California factories. Callaway Corvettes are sold and serviced by Chevrolet dealerships across North America that are members of Callaway’s Authorized Dealer Network. Callaway staff also works with prospective buyers who are not located near Callaway Authorized Dealers to facilitate delivery, maintenance, and warranty service.
The Callaway Corvette Z06 Package price: $16,995.00 with vehicles now in production.
Callaway Cars Incorporated is an automotive engineering and manufacturing corporation specializing in high performance applications. Founded in 1976, the corporation’s four core business units include Callaway Cars, Callaway Carbon, Callaway Engineering and Callaway Competition with facilities in California, Connecticut and Germany. The organization produces specialty vehicles, engineering services, and performance products that showcase technological sophistication, artistry in design, and beauty in craftsmanship.