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Producing 620 HP, 600 TQ!


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ON DISPLAY AT THE NCM BASH: THE 2014 CALLAWAY CORVETTE!

See the 2014 Callaway Corvette on display at the NCM Bash at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26. Callaway staff will be on hand to conduct an in-depth "walk-around" on Friday, the 25th, at 12:30 PM, presenting the new Callaway Corvette's features. Click here for more NCM Bash information.

New Callaway Corvette Features:

Supercharger extends through hood, providing additional heat transfer capability for more power.
Innovative triple-element intercooler system outperforms single and dual intercooled systems for cooler, denser intake charge.
Single acoustic chamber muffler design is engineered for minimum restriction and great sound.
Callaway Corvettes are available at Callaway Authorized Dealers now.

Durability testing and validation, performance and drivability testing, and emissions compliance testing to establish final powertrain management calibration are scheduled to conclude in May. Then, Callaway Corvette advertised horsepower and torque rating can be released. During development testing, the Callaway supercharged LT1 has produced at least 620 horsepower and at least 600 lb-ft of torque.

Callaway's third generation Corvette supercharger system is a completely new design. Callaway engineers developed a new supercharger housing and associated intake manifold for improved airflow and increased charge air cooling capability. Intake manifold runner cross-section and length were tuned for a broad torque band while maintaining excellent peak horsepower. Eaton’s 2300cc TVS rotor pack was selected for its high thermal efficiency, OEM-certified quality, and service-proven reliability. A new triple-element intercooler configuration provides significantly lower inlet charge air temperatures than possible with single and dual element designs. Because of the added volume of the new internals, the supercharger housing itself extends through the hood. Consequently, both conductive and convective heat transfer mechanisms are utilized to remove power-robbing heat from the inlet charge.

Cross-section of new Callaway supercharger design, illustrating improved airpath and compound intercooling:


For example, in dynamometer testing, inlet air temperature increased by less than 10ºF during individual runs, compared to increases of at least 35ºF with other intercooler designs. That means more consistent performance at the track and dragstrip, as well as increased power on the street during summer months. To prevent drive belt slippage, a new 10-rib pulley system has been incorporated. In fact, certain new technical features are significant enough that utility and design aspects of this system are patent pending with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

A new Callaway Corvette exhaust system utilizes a single acoustic chamber (muffler) to attenuate harsh frequencies and accentuate low frequency tones, while allowing spent gases to exit the exhaust system with minimized restriction. Callaway's signature Double-D exhaust tips are wider than previous Double-D tips to complement the new Corvette's center exhaust bezel.

New carbon fiber manifold base covers, exterior emblems and interior badging further distinguish the 2014 Callaway Corvette.

2014 Callaway Corvette
Standard Equipment
- Callaway Supercharger System (pat. pend.)
- Supercharger-Surround Hood Trim Ring
- High Flow Intake System
- Low Restriction Exhaust System
- Callaway Embroidered Floor Mats
- Callaway Door Sill Panels
- Exterior and Interior Callaway Badging
- Underhood Build Plaque
- Callaway Key Fob
- Authenticity Documentation Package
- 3 Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Optional Equipment
- 5 Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Service Contract
- Callaway Wheel and Tire Packages
- National Corvette Museum Delivery
- Callaway Factory Delivery
- Optional suspension, brakes, body and interior equipment will
be introduced during the course of the model year.

MSRP
- $22,995
 

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Hmm, I suppose it's an option for someone who already has a C7 or can't get a Z06 but @ $53,000 + $22,000 = $75,000 MINIMUM price it's definitely Z06 money.
 

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Nice car, but the second black bump on the hood looks awful in my opinion.
 
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Nice car, but the second black bump on the hood looks awful in my opinion.
Perhaps in person, you might have a different take. In either case, I'd like to invite you to see one for yourself, then decide :cool:
The "shaker" hood design is rather interesting, delivering style to the hood with the supercharger subtly protruding, and lightly rocking as one accelerates. It's pretty neat!!
 
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