Callaway showed off its first tuned version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the National Corvette Museum last week, giving the rampant enthusiasts of America's sports car a look at the roughly 620-horsepower, supercharged rocket.

Unlike the Corvette SC610 we showed you back in January, this Stingray packs a fair bit more oomph. Horsepower is only up ten ponies, but torque has jumped from 556 pound-feet to "at least" 600 pound-feet. Neither horsepower nor torque is official quite yet, although Callaway is expecting to know just what its creation can do once testing and validation is completed later this month.

The 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 now boasts a new, three-element intercooler, which Callaway claims only allowed the inlet air temperature to increase by ten degrees Fahrenheit during dyno runs. Previous designs saw a 35-degree-Fahrenheit jump. The exhaust system has also been fettled with, and now is even less restrictive.

Aesthetically, the Callaway Corvette borrowed a styling cue from the C6 Corvette ZR1, with its engine protruding through the hood. It's a rather clean look, and Callaway claims it further improves heat transfer.

The total cost for the 2014 Callaway Corvette is $22,995, in addition to the cost of a donor Corvette. Take a look below for a brief press release from Callaway.
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CALLAWAY CARS DEBUT 2014 CALLAWAY CORVETTE National Corvette Museum - Bowling Green, KY

A production prototype 2014 Callaway Corvette was displayed at the NCM Bash, National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on April 24th through 26th. Callaway staff was on hand during the weekend to answer questions about the new car and conducted an in-depth "walk-around" on April 25, presenting the new Callaway Corvette's features. That presentation can be seen on corvetteblogger.com soon.

During development testing, the Callaway supercharged LT1 has produced at least 620 horsepower and at least 600 lb-ft of torque. Callaway's advertised SAE-corrected horsepower and torque rating will be released following final powertrain management calibration, scheduled to conclude in late May. Durability testing and validation, performance and drivability testing, and emissions compliance testing must be completed first. Then, Callaway Corvette production can commence.

Callaway's third generation Corvette supercharger system is a completely new design. Callaway engineers developed a new supercharger housing and integrated intake manifold for improved airflow and increased charge air cooling capability. Intake manifold runner cross-section and length were tuned for a broad torque band while maintaining excellent peak horsepower. Eaton's 2300cc TVS rotor pack was selected for its high thermal efficiency, OEM-certified quality, and service-proven reliability. A new triple-element intercooler configuration provides significantly lower inlet charge air temperatures than possible with single and dual element designs. Because of the added volume of the new internals, the supercharger housing itself extends through the hood. Consequently, both conductive and convective heat transfer mechanisms are utilized to remove power-robbing heat from the inlet charge.

To illustrate the increased efficiency of the Callaway intercooling, inlet air temperature increased by less than 10oF during repeated dynamometer runs, compared to increases of at least 35oF with other intercooler designs. That means more consistent performance at the track and dragstrip, as well as increased power on the street during summer months. To prevent drive belt slippage, a new 10-rib pulley system has been incorporated. In fact, certain new technical features are significant enough that utility and design aspects of this system are patent pending with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

A new Callaway Corvette exhaust system utilizes a single acoustic chamber (muffler) to attenuate harsh frequencies and accentuate low frequency tones, while allowing spent gases to exit the exhaust system with minimized restriction. Callaway's signature Double-D exhaust tips are significantly larger than previous Double-D tips to complement the new Corvette's center exhaust bezel.

New composite manifold base covers, exterior emblems and interior badging further distinguish the 2014 Callaway Corvette. Package MSRP is $22,995.

Standard

2014 CALLAWAY CORVETTE EQUIPMENT
• Callaway Supercharger System (pat. pend.)
• Supercharger-Surround Hood Trim Ring
• High Flow Intake System
• Low Restriction Exhaust System
• Callaway Embroidered Floor Mats
• Callaway Door Sill Panels
• Exterior and Interior Callaway Badging
• Underhood Build Plaque
• Callaway Key Fob
• Authenticity Documentation Package
• 3 Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Optional
• 5 Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Service Contract
• Callaway Wheel and Tire Packages
• National Corvette Museum Delivery
• Callaway Factory Delivery
• Optional suspension, brakes, body and interior equipment will be introduced during the course of the model year


If you wish to order a new Callaway Corvette, or if you have any questions, please call us at (860) 434-9002, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM ET. You can also visit us at callawaycars.com or email your questions to info@callawaycars.com.

Pricing and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Callaway Cars Inc. is not responsible for typographical errors.


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      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 7 Months Ago
      Z06 looks better by far. Untested supercharger? Meh.
      brian.talmage
      • 7 Months Ago
      I guess I'd just wait for the Z06. This doesn't seem to be any better or cheaper. Factory warranty = win.
        dave
        • 7 Months Ago
        @brian.talmage
        Calloway creations have always carried full factory and Calloway warranties from Range Rovers to Chevrolets. Cap't. Nemo
      Bobby
      • 2 Months Ago

      When I was a kid, I had a Callaway Schwinn...fastest bike on the block!!

      bethany.omalley
      • 7 Months Ago
      Shelby GT500 = 662 Horsepower Navigation and 1000w Sound System w/ Recaros $61,200 - Yes please!!
        11fiveoh
        • 7 Months Ago
        @bethany.omalley
        Shelby is a good value, but the vette is clearly better.
        prince_david
        • 7 Months Ago
        @bethany.omalley
        Very different cars. The mustang has trouble getting traction and is heavier. Gt500 is a muscle car, this is a sports car
        SloopJohnB
        • 7 Months Ago
        @bethany.omalley
        The problem is getting your sticky fingers on one without paying the %@#% dealer $10K over list or waiting six months and then getting bumped….
        bethany.omalley
        • 7 Months Ago
        @bethany.omalley
        http://fordlabels.webview.biz/webviewhybrid/WindowSticker.aspx?vin=1ZVBP8JZ6E5278053&ref=VL Here is proof.
          SloopJohnB
          • 7 Months Ago
          @bethany.omalley
          So where is the additional dealer markup sticker that also comes on the car? Any dealer is unsane to sell one at MSRP unless you got one to agree to it before the car was priced. And few will.
      Lachmund
      • 7 Months Ago
      Car looks so much better in anything but red and yellow!
      S40Powered
      • 7 Months Ago
      Those gigantic side markers look awful.
      yo
      • 7 Months Ago
      love the new corvette...but in some angles it looks JUST like the camaro
        mbukukanyau
        • 7 Months Ago
        @yo
        They are vehicles from the same manufacturer and design teams, there is bound to a family resemblance. Though I do not see it
      dluna71
      • 7 Months Ago
      http://maximilliangallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mach5-speed-racer.jpg
      EB110Americana
      • 7 Months Ago
      They should really paint black the center section of the hood aft of the louvers to visually connect it with the exposed supercharger/intercooler/intake. As is, it looks a bit busy. I know GM offers this paint scheme from the factory, so hopefully it becomes common place on Callaways.
      Bassracerx
      • 7 Months Ago
      22 grand for a supercharger installed seems very steep considering the modest power bump. Makes me wish the LS7 will see a comeback in the corvette but i realize that ship has sailed. if it was my money and i was going to pay tens of thousands of dollars for a custom corvette i would just take the lt1 out and swap it for a ls7 with better internals with a 700 hp power figure or maybe boost it with turbos.
      mbukukanyau
      • 7 Months Ago
      The only Corvette upgrades I would consider are the Pratt & Miller corvette updates
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