2014 Callaway Corvette Struts its Stuff in Bowling Green
Callaway Cars unveiled its production prototype 2014 Callaway Corvette late last month at the NCM Bash at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The supercharged LT1 managed at least 620 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque during testing, but there are no official numbers yet from Callaway for the production prototype. We can expect those to drop later this month.
The 2014 Callaway Corvette features the newly designed supercharger system, which was developed to improve airflow and increase charge air cooling capability. Callaway claims that the 6.2-liter supercharged V8-powered ‘Vette saw inlet air temperature increase by just 10 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to 35 degrees from previous intercooler designs. This more stable temperature range will translate into better and more consistent performance at the track and, of course, a considerable boost in power when it’s hotter out.
Callaway also increased the size of the Double-D exhaust tips and added new composite manifold base covers, exterior emblems, and interior badging.
Complete standard features include the following:
- 3 year/36,000 mile limited warranty
- Authenticity documentation package
- Callaway door sill panels, embroidered floor mats, and key fob
- Callaway Supercharger System (for which the patent is pending)
- Exterior and interior Callaway badging
- High flow intake system
- Low restriction exhaust system
- Supercharger-surround hood trim ring
- Underhood build plaque
Optional features for the 2014 Callaway Corvette are also extensive:
- 5 year/100,000 powertrain service contract
- Callaway wheel and tire packages
- Callaway factor delivery or National Corvette Museum delivery
In addition, Callaway promises that option suspension, brakes, body, and interior equipment will be available throughout the model year.
The 2014 Callaway Corvette will be priced at $22,995, in addition to the initial cost of the Corvette.