2015 Callaway Corvette Z06 gets new supercharger, adds $17K to starting price
Callaway’s proud tradition of modifying Chevrolets is about to add a very significant chapter this weekend, as the company prepares to unveil a modified version of the 2015 Corvette Z06. The engine mods are simple, though we expect them to be very potent. That’s because Chevy has replaced the factory supercharger with a new “GenThree” unit that’s nearly a third larger than what’s bolted on in Bowling Green. A new intercooler is also added, along with a new high-flow intake system.
Beyond that, the changes are exclusively of the subtle cosmetic variety. There’s new badging inside and out, as well as new engine covers, floormats and an underhood plaque. Naturally, there’s documentation to verify the Callaway Z06’s authenticity, and the comfort that comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
Callaway has priced the upgrade package at $16,995, in addition to the price of the stock Z06. While we’re still waiting to hear official power figures, that seems like a reasonable asking price for what were wagering will be a major increase in power.
The Callaway Z06 will debut this weekend at the National Corvette Museum’s C7 Bash in Bowling Green, KY. Expect more details following the debut.
2015 Callaway Corvette Z06 to Debut at National Corvette Museum
The 2015 Callaway Corvette Z06 will debut at the National Corvette Museum C7 Bash in Bowling Green, Kentucky, April 23 through April 25. Here’s a sneak peek at the new package.
Based on Chevrolet’s track-proven Z06, Callaway engineers’ no-compromise approach takes this Corvette to an astounding power level. While advertised Callaway horsepower and torque are pending final validation, the Callaway package adds Callaway’s new GenThree supercharger system with 32% more displacement than the stock Z06 supercharger, improved manifold design and unique triple-element intercooling system. Callaway engineers recognize that a key contributor to maximizing power is reduction of inlet air temperature. By exposing the supercharger’s large plenum area to outside ambient airflow, the design takes advantage of the significant charge air temperature reduction provided by convective cooling. The completely redesigned intercooling system also helps maintain nearly ambient charge air temperature with exceptionally low air restriction. Plus, the supercharger housing geometry was configured to allow further optimization of the charge air path – all leading to increased power and torque without the compromises faced with underhood solutions.
CALLAWAY CORVETTE Z06 STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES:
• Callaway “GenThree” Supercharger (pat. pend.)
• with Triple-Element Intercooler System
• Callaway Supercharger Surround Hood Trim Ring
• Callaway Carbon Engine 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
Armed with flawless drivability and bulletproof durability, Callaway’s 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 includes a 5 Year/100,000 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, Camaros, Silverados, Tahoes, Suburbans, and their GMC counterparts are sold and serviced by Chevrolet and GMC 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.
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.
Source: AutoBlog April 21, 2015 Original Article