Callaway has released a few renderings of a design study for a shooting brake version of the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The company says it wants to create a long-roof version of America's sports car to offer buyers more interior room and a vehicle with "unique style." The company says it will use structural carbon fiber for the new body bits, which suggests the conversion shouldn't add too much more weight to the Corvette. Along with a few mechanical tweaks, the Callaway Corvette Stingray AeroWagon could breeze past the 200 miles per hour barrier.

Provided that they get enough interest, Callaway estimates they will be able to effect the changes on the Chevrolet for around $15,000, and says the conversion work should be available through its network of dealers. You can check out the brief press release below for more information, or head over to the Callaway site to plunk down a deposit – but before you do, we want to know... do you find this C7 wagon interesting? Vote in our poll below, then feel free to leave a few lines in Comments.


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2014 CALLAWAY AEROWAGON CONCEPT

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA March 14, 2013 – Callaway Cars released renderings today of the company's design study for a C7 Corvette-based shooting brake concept. Callaway plans to manufacture the body package providing an openable hatch that would result in a unique style and increased interior space, positioning the Corvette in the elite class of two door shooting brakes.

Callaway's AeroWagon body will be manufactured in their proprietary RTM process for structural carbon parts. The KRTM (Krämer Resin Transfer Molding) process produces load carrying carbon parts in one swift molding step.

Fitted to the Callaway version of the C7 Corvette, the Callaway AeroWagon is projected to be a 200+ mph automobile while still returning the highest mileage rating in the supercar segment.

Based on market reaction, Callaway plans to produce the conversions coincident with the release of production C7 Corvettes this Fall. The AeroWagon option is projected to be under $15,000 and available through Callaway Dealers nationwide.


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      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did anyone read that this is not done by Chevrolet but Callaway? I don't mind it but I don't see the point of it either.
      KaBoomBOX
      • 1 Year Ago
      Based on the render, I'd have to say no thank you. I don't hate the idea of a shooting brake, I just think it could be done better than that.
      Will
      • 1 Year Ago
      If by rendering you mean terrible photoshop......
      kuntknife
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd personally go for a Euro power wagon than this, but I'm not in a situation where I need or can afford either. The poll is kind of useless. It should be "if you had the money, would you consider buying one". As a consumer, I don't see why people would argue to have less options available to them; I personally don't care if it's good for Callaway or not.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      actually this would be a way to make europeans finally buy one!
        floppypawltd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lachmund
        Europe should NEVER get the Vette or ANY American muscle car they poo poo them to death then do everything they can to get thier hands on them. Look at the Viper for example they boo and hissed it yet watch a track day Vipers out the ass gettting smashed by incompetent Euros. Screw them.
          Phil
          • 1 Year Ago
          @floppypawltd
          Xenophobic twaddle.
      rmt_1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't believe this has been tried, since the Nissan NX2000 with the Sportbak hatch option. It could be an interesting and simple modification, but I'll have to wait to see how it looks on a real car before deciding whether or not it's a good idea; execution of the product here will be everything in this case.
      foci
      • 1 Year Ago
      This would not be the first time for a shooting brake corvette. A conversion was available in the 1970s and 80s. Ugh.
      joejoe509
      • 1 Year Ago
      I saw the picture before I read the title and thought, "What the hell is wrong with that Corvette??!!" That can't be a good thing. My vote is no thanks.
      T.rack
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yuk....sorry for the less than elegant response but it was the first thing that came to mind.
      rollie
      • 1 Year Ago
      \"Shooting Brake\"? What the f is a \"shootn\' brake\"? Sounds like a bad western movie. I\'m 65 years old. I don\'t need some fugley look\'n stationwagon \'vette. You want more \"inside room\"? Bring back the split window coupe..... Damn, I just can\'rt stand this new jargon for this kinda crap. Get a grip and understand what real car is, not some yuppie pos.
        Adam
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rollie
        Your 65 and you haven't figured out how to compose a sentence?
          Adam
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Adam
          You're ;) if we could get an edit button that would be great.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Adam
          [blocked]
        KaBoomBOX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rollie
        You're 65 and you've never heard of a "shooting brake"?
      L1011
      • 1 Year Ago
      AB, can you puhleeeze stop using the term "shooting brake"? I despise that term. It makes no sense whatsoever and is not colloquial, despite your best efforts. Just call it a hatchback, liftback, or wagon.
        dashb0arddc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @L1011
        Dude grow up. A 2 door station wagon is called a shooting brake. Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Lamborghini have all named their vehicles as such.
          Monthra 77
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dashb0arddc
          A two door station wagon is a two door station wagon.
          Lachmund
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dashb0arddc
          again..ignorance is bliss
          ajk724
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dashb0arddc
          Do me a favor and count the number of doors on the MB CLS "Shooting Brake." SPOILER ALERT: there are 4! Also, the term "Shooting Brake" is freaking stupid! I don't think any of the above listed automakers have used the term besides MB.
          floppypawltd
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dashb0arddc
          So we should copy those arrogant jerks?
      C7Z
      • 1 Year Ago
      I almost spit my drink out when I seen this picture, and not in a good way. lol
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