Since Cadillac has decided to pull out of the Pirelli World Challenge racing series, leaving the door open for Callaway Cars and its Corvette GT3-R, the Connecticut-based tuning firm has announced that it will campaign two of the C7-based race cars during the 2018 season. Callaway had previously been on the record as saying it would not lead a US racing effort itself, letting customer teams dictate where its Corvette GT3-Rs campaigned, but the company reversed course last November.
Now, Callaway Cars has revealed the official racing livery for its Pirelli World Challenge contenders, publishing a video on YouTube that shows a time lapse of the livery’s application. The design features red, white, silver, and chrome stripes over a dark gray base, which is quite unlike the simple blue-and-white livery with red stripes deployed in the ADAC GT Masters series since 2016.
The car shown in the video is the No. 26 Callaway Cars Corvette GT3-R, which will be driven full-time in the PWC series by Daniel Keilwitz – the all-time wins leader in the German ADAC GT Masters series.
Callaway only plans to operate its factory Pirelli World Challenge effort for one season, turning it over to privateer teams for 2019 and beyond, so if you want to see the tuning outfit’s sharp new livery in action, this year is your only chance. Callaway was previously barred from competing in the series by a non-compete agreement with Cadillac, whose ATS-V.R race car landed the premium GM brand a second-place finish in the Manufacturers’ Championship last year.