Since 2006, Callaway Competition has been turning the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 into the Z06.R GT3 race car, and in seven years, it has become the most successful team in the series. It will strive to continue that streak, the firm having just announced that Chevrolet has approved it to develop and homologate the GT3 version of the C7 Corvette Stingray. Right now there are more than ten Callaway-built Z06.Rs contesting three different European championships, each car costing somewhere in the area of 235,000 euros ($310K US).

For a taste of what's to come, you can check out the video below of the engine used in the championship winning Z06.R, an LS7 V8 built by APP Racing on the dyno. There's also a press release with a few more details.



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CALLAWAY TO BUILD FIA GT3 CORVETTES
Callaway Competition to Develop, Homologate New Corvette C7 Race Car


OLD LYME CONNECTICUT/LEINGARTEN GERMANY (July 24, 2013) – Callaway Competition GmbH, Leingarten Germany, will embark on a development program for making the new Corvette C7 into a GT3-class race car and submit for homologation from the FIA.

Specialists, like Callaway, require authorization from original equipment manufacturers, like Chevrolet, to submit the homologation forms necessary to allow their version of the car to be the version allowed in FIA competition. As Callaway has just received the required letter of authorization from Chevrolet, Callaway has become the appointed specialist representative for building and holding the homologation of the Corvette C7 FIA GT3 race cars.

Callaway has also been the homologation holder for the Corvette C6 version of the GT3 car with the FIA. The Callaway team is currently the most successful in GT3, based on numerous Drivers and Team Championships from 2007 to present.


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      davebo357
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's not a particularly attractive render but I'm sure the actual car will be more impressive in real life. Looking forward to seeing the final product and hearing about its victories overseas.
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Them headers be glowin'
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yes! A Callaway car you can't even fit golf clubs in. Awesome. (Yes, I know it's two different Callaways. Explaining that down here basically ruins the joke but, no doubt, a lot of you wouldn't see the humor unless I explained it).
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still think it's ugly, but get the **** out the way! Coming through.
        Drakkon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Drakkon
        My brain explodes when the same people who complain about 'rice' praise this car. I'm not talking about the Callaway per se, but the regular C7. To me the black venting stuck here and there and everywhere looks 'autozone.' Even if they are all functional, they still looks shiny, black and cheap. Then there are the sad drooping eyes on the back. If your car is fast enough to blaze by the competition and steal their lunch and make out with their girlfriend (which this car in all likelihood WILL do) it should look happier to do it.
          Malcolm
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Drakkon
          A good example is the Subaru WRX STi. huge wing and hood scoop. yes they look tacky and rice, but they are fully functional but people hate on it because they can't grasp how a larger spoiler works to generate downforce, or how a hood scoop feeds the intercooler. Yet they praise the C7 with it's poor cosmetically designed venting. Even if they were body color and less noticeable, they'd still look bad.
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Drakkon
        I don;t see how you get ugly. Looking at it tells you everything you see has a purpose.
          graphikzking
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          Tim - I love the look of the car, but had to chime in on the "everything you see has a purpose" part. Everything you see in a Nissan Leaf / Toyota Prius / Original Insight has a purpose as well and people hate on that. Just because it has a purpose don't mean it looks great. In this case, I love the way the vette looks!
      Rieku Ame
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome!!!!! On a side note, when can we get FIA racing televised in the US?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rieku Ame
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      Judah Richardson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Super hot car
      misterbertram
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ehh, not bad. I prefer the sexxy roundness of the viper tho, the vettes just too edgy.
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