• Apr 2nd 2007 at 4:32PM
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Reeves Callaway will be in New York this week to officially unveil the convertible version of his latest monster Corvette creation, the C16. Unveiled in LA back in November, the C16 packs a mighty wallop underhood thanks to its blown LS2 V8, which pumps out 616 horsepower and 582 lb-ft of torque. Buyers who deem that powerplant too extreme can select a 560-horse "base" engine package instead. Tires may weep at the sight of the new Callaway, but we find smiles on our faces (the words "Callaway Corvette" have done this to us since our teenage years in the '80s). According to the automaker, 0-60 is just 3.5 seconds away, and the C16 Cabrio is apparently an 11-second quarter-mile car, to boot. Nasty.

Like its coupe brother, the Cabrio sports a distinctive familial visage with clear ties to past Callaway products. Around back, the Corvette's posterior has been replaced by a Callaway unit that incorporates single round taillamps that immediately call to mind Aston Martin's DB7 Zagato Roadster. Pricing for the C16 Cabrio starts at $128,765, and existing C6 Corvette owners can also choose from a variety of C16 upgrades to their cars as well. We'll have in-person impressions of the ragtop, as well as a chat with Reeves Callaway, from New York later this week.

[Source: Callaway Cars via Fast-Autos.net]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Not a big fan of how this car looks but the numbers are good. For 128K I would buy a Corvette Z06 and pocket the rest. Or just wait for the Corette Z06 SS and again pocket the rest of the money.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The back looks horrible. I'll take a regular z06 over this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a Jag convertible with a camaro front end.Disgusting...but yet I would never expect much more from a Corvette.
      • 8 Years Ago
      remember that scene in beetlejuice when alec baldwin stretches his face out to look like a hideous ghost monster?

      lol he was really trying to look like this car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      is that PRNDL I see in the center?

      • 8 Years Ago
      Please leave Corvette styling to Chevy....This sort of reminds me of those Fieros that a people would convert into fake assed Ferraris, except Calloway went down market and makes Corvettes into '98 Camaros.

      All you need now is a pair of lambskin seat covers and a 6 pack of Strohs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The front looks like a facelifted lastgen camaro. Not that thats a bad thing, I'm just saying.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      Except for the interior, I think the stock corvettes look much better, than you very much.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Other than me not being sure if I like it or not right now, Callaway has always found a way to spark the imagination of my innerchild. I also do believe this to be the most mainstream Callaway to date.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i had to double take, i thought this was a 2002 Camaro.... eek! **hides under desk**
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