If you dig the new Stingray but miss the old ZR1, then Callaway might have just the ticket. The Corvette tuner extraordinaire has teased that it's got a supercharger kit on its way for the latest C7 that could make up the difference and then some.

While the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 in the previous-generation C6 Corvette packed 430 horsepower in base form, the new LT1 in the Stingray displaces the same but comes standard with 455 hp. So Callaway has got 25 fewer horses to make up in supercharging the C7 up to the ZR1's 638 hp. That's still a lot of power to get out of an aftermarket supercharger, so we'll see how close Callaway can get it. We may find out as early as this weekend as Reeves and company head to Corvettes at Carlisle in Pennsylvania. But that hood image looks promising.

Of course this will be far from Callaway's first Corvette tuning job – and it won't even be its first stab at the new Stingray: it's already working on a C7 GT3 race car, and previously revealed plans to turn the latest Vette into a shooting brake called the AeroWagon.


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      vizcarmb
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ill still think of golf clubs when i hear callaway
        • 1 Year Ago
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      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      "That's still a lot of power to get out of an aftermarket supercharger" does not compute. TVS2300 can do that, at the wheels, with ease. A Maggie TVS2300 has made over 1000ft-lb and almost 1100hp on a 427ci LS. The big question mark right now is how big of a HPFP and injectors are in these new LT1s, because that's always the hold-up in direct-injected engines.
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Now that the 'vette is DI and the upcoming Mustang will have atleast one DI varient, I have a feeling we will finally start to see some performance oriented injectors and larger volume fuel pumps coming to the market. Either that or guys will just keep adding a secondary controller with port injection or a couple injectors at the throttle body like has been done for the current high performance DI platforms.
      Cesar Garcia Jr
      • 1 Year Ago
      He's talking about the 90s gen II LT-1. Not the 1st LT-1that was in the '70 Z28.
      bubba_roe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Im not sure which hood is uglier this or the zr1.
      SteveM
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I could afford it I'd welcome a "shooting brake" - was driving my Vette last evening on RT 82 in CT and thought, man if my wagon drove this well it would be the perfect car.
      Andrew
      • 1 Year Ago
      McCaren F1 territory for sure! I bet this will out run it to!
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        ngiotta
        • 1 Year Ago
        The TVS2300 is a fine blower, capable of 800+hp all day long on engines smaller than this. I doubt Callaway is looking for anywhere near that much power.
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      Malcolm
      • 1 Year Ago
      we'll have to see what this can do vs a real C7 ZR1 from GM when they get around to releasing it.
      David
      • 1 Year Ago
      I also think of Atlanta botanical gardens and Callaway wines.
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