After going to work on the 2014 Chevy SS, Callaway is hoping to get an estimated 570 horsepower and 535 pound-feet of torque from the sedan's 6.2-liter LS3 V8. That added power, Callaway says, should be enough to shoot from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and tackle the quarter-mile in around 12.4 seconds. The stock LS3, if you're wondering, produces 415 horses and as many pound-feet of twist, so both figures represent very healthy bumps.
The tuning will consist of an Eaton supercharger with intercooler, a freer-flowing exhaust system and an upgraded intake and injectors. The provided image above is simply an altered press photo from Chevy, but we hope that this meaner SS will bring meaner styling.
There is no word on pricing for this Callaway-tuned SS, but we would expect it to start even higher than a factory-tuned high-performance version of the car, which is still a possibility. Scroll down for more the full press release from Callaway.
Callaway Cars Inc., recognized worldwide for their distinctive, limited production, high performance road cars and winning race cars, is pleased to announce that the 2014 Callaway SS is now available at your local Authorized Callaway Dealer.
All new for 2014, Callaway transforms the Chevrolet SS into a world-class performance sedan, quicker and faster than imports costing thousands more. Chevrolet's 6.2 liter V8, 6-speed automatic transmission, sophisticated traction control, Brembo® brakes and sport-tuned suspension with 50/50 weight distribution provide an excellent platform for Callaway's engineering team. Callaway supercharging, with high-flow intake and low restriction exhaust systems, increase the SS' power to 570 bhp*.
With Callaway-level sophistication, precise electronic powertrain control calibration ensures that drivability is perfect, with seamless transition into and out of positive manifold pressure and virtually unaffected fuel mileage. Plus, Callaway's three year/36,000 mile warranty overlaps General Motors' coverage, providing the most comprehensive coverage offered by any specialist manufacturer.
Callaway SS Standard Equipment:
Eaton Roots-style TVS supercharger system
Liquid-to-air intercooler, integral to intake manifold base
Increased flow rate fuel injectors
High flow intake system
Low restriction exhaust system
Badging, exterior and interior
Embroidered floor mats
Callaway key fobs
Callaway SS authenticity documentation
Callaway 3 year/36,000 mile limited warranty
Callaway SS Optional Equipment
Callaway 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain service contract
Callaway SS car cover
Callaway factory delivery
Callaway SS Performance*
Max. HP: 570 bhp @ 6400 rpm (SAE)
Max. Torque: 535 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm (SAE)
Zero-to-60 mph: 4.5 sec
1/4 mile ET/speed: 12.4 sec @ 110 mph
The Holden-built Chevrolet SS sedans are landing in North America now, so this is the perfect time to place your Callaway SS order. In fact, Callaway and Holden share a unique connection. In 1998, Holden Special Vehicles hired Callaway to design, develop and assemble a high output version of the 285 bhp LS-series engine for the HSV GTS (Project "C13"). Callaway built 1,500 402 bhp engines for the 2000-2002 models which were installed on the Holden assembly line. The HSV GTS became the fastest production car ever produced in Australia at the time.
Callaway SS sedans are built exclusively at Callaway factories in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Santa Ana, California. They are sold by a network of Callaway Authorized Chevrolet Dealers across the US and Canada. For more Callaway SS information, contact Callaway Cars at 860 434 9002, or email email@example.com
Callaway Cars Incorporated is an automotive engineering and manufacturing corporation specializing in high performance applications. Founded in 1976, the corporation's four core business units include Callaway Cars, Callaway Carbon, Callaway Engineering and Callaway Competition with facilities in California, Connecticut and Germany. The organization produces specialty vehicles, engineering services, and performance products that showcase technological sophistication, artistry in design, and beauty in craftsmanship.