The House that Reeves Built indicated the project was underway when it released a teaser image showing just the hood of a supercharged Stingray back in August. Now it's followed up with a rendering of the whole thing and some key specifications of its blown Vette.
Dubbed SC610, Callaway's kit packs an Eaton twin-vortex supercharger, high-flow intake and stainless steel exhaust to drive output up to 610 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque, which is less than the output of the previous ZR1 (638 hp) or the new Z06 (>625 hp), but substantially more than the stock Stingray's 460 hp. Other features include a carbon hood extractor, special badging and more. Buyers will even be able to specify unique nine-spoke alloys, a coil-over suspension with adjustable dampers, short-throw shifter, upgraded brakes and a full carbon aero kit (not to mention the AeroWagon body conversion to follow).
The result is a 0-60 time quoted at 3.4 seconds, quarter mile in 11 seconds flat at 125 miles per hour and 1.05 g of skidpad grip. We don't know how that compares to the new Z06, but it stands up favorably against the Stingray's quoted 3.8-second 0-60 time. Scope out the details in the press release below and click the image above to enlarge.
For over 25 years, the engineers at Callaway have produced high performance, specialist versions of the Chevrolet Corvette. With a philosophy that valued in-house component design and development in lieu of bolting on brand names, the Callaway team forged its own unique path. Utilizing no-compromise materials, advanced manufacturing techniques and a form-follows-function design approach, Callaway's association with Corvette modification flourished over the years. From production of the RPO B2K Callaway Twin Turbo Corvettes built under contract for Chevrolet, to Corvette-based "C12″ and "C16″ supercars, to impressive road racing successes in World Challenge, Le Mans, ADAC GT Masters and FIA, Callaway enjoys a very special bond with Corvette.
For 2014, the Chevrolet team has introduced the most sophisticated, most feature-packed Corvette to date. Since Spring of 2013, during Callaway's earliest days evaluating the "C7″ at the GM Tech Center, we knew that we were witnessing something very special. Direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and advanced engine management control architecture were just some of the techniques added for the 2014 model. The new features help allow the Callaway-modified LT1 to produce over 600 horsepower with flawless transition into and out of positive manifold pressure. Fuel economy is practically unchanged from stock as active fuel management and modulated supercharger valving sense operating conditions and respond accordingly.
This year, the Callaway Corvette supercharger has several new features. Eaton's TVS four-lobe, high helix rotor pack is retained for its high efficiency, OEM-certified quality and service-proven reliability. However, Callaway's new supercharger housing and manifold have been completely redesigned for improved airflow and a new intercooler configuration reduces charge air temperature. Now front-driven, the new supercharger design extends through the hood for 2014, framed by a Callaway Carbon hood surround panel and integrated underhood air extractor.
No one-off tuner cars here, all Callaways are assembled to precise engineering specifications by our expert technicians. That's one reason why Callaway can provide the most comprehensive standard warranty among all specialty manufacturers, and an optional 5 year/100,000 mile Extended Powertrain Service Contract. It's also why organizations like NADA include Callaway as its own marque in their price guides. Like all Callaway cars and trucks, Callaway Corvettes are sold by a select group of Authorized Callaway/Chevrolet Dealers, the best dealers in the business.
During the summer of 2013, Callaway Competition won the ADAC GT Masters championship and Chevrolet authorized Callaway exclusive rights to construct and homologate Corvette C7R GT3 race cars for FIA competition.
2014 Callaway Corvette Standard Equipment
Eaton TVS (Twin Vortices Series) Supercharger System
Callaway Honker High Flow Intake System
Callaway Double-D Stainless Steel Exhaust System
Callaway Carbon Hood Surround/Extractor, with "Supercharged" Emblems
Callaway Exterior Badging
Callaway Door Sill Panels
Callaway Floor Mats
Callaway Underhood Plaque with Vehicle Identification Number
Callaway Dash Plaque
Callaway Key Fob
Callaway Corvette Authenticity Documentation
Callaway 3 year/36,000 mile Limited Warranty
2014 Callaway Corvette Optional Equipment
Callaway AeroWagon Package (Spring 2014)
Callaway Nine Spoke Wheel/Michelin Tire package (Spring 2014)
Callaway Coil-Over Suspension with Double Adjustable Dampers (Spring 2014)
Callaway ShortThrow Shifter (Spring 2014)
Callaway Le Mans GT Brake Package (Spring 2014)
Callaway Sport interior Group (Spring 2014)
Callaway Carbon Body Package (Spring 2014)
Callaway Carbon Splitter (Spring 2014)
Callaway Carbon Rear Spoiler (Spring 2014)
Callaway Carbon Rocker Panels (Spring 2014)
Callaway Corvette Car Cover
National Corvette Museum Delivery
Callaway Factory Delivery
Callaway Extended 5 year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Service Contract
2014 Callaway Corvette Performance*
- Horsepower: 610 bhp @ 6400 rpm (SAE) | Torque: 556 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm (SAE)
0-60 mph: 3.4 sec | 1/4 mi ET/Speed: 11.0 sec @ 125 mph | Max Lateral Acceleration: 1.05g