Callaway Cars is an important part of Corvette lore and remains vital to the culture of the sports car today, building and racing the Corvette GT3-R race car and providing unique Corvette tuning parts like the AeroWagen hatch.
Now you can own a piece of Callaway history thanks to the ever-tempting online listing site Bring-A-Trailer. A 1988 Callaway Corvette C4 was recently listed for sale on the site with no reserve, giving Chevrolet fans an exceptional opportunity to own one of these rarely seen 1980s tuning creations.
According to the listing, this Callaway Corvette was number 12 of 125 twin-turbocharged cars the tuning company built for 1988. It features a twin-turbo 5.7-liter V8 engine paired with the Corvette’s factory ‘4+3’ overdrive manual transmission. A recent dyno test revealed the car is still good for 476 horsepower at the wheels and, impressively, more than 600 lb-ft of torque.
Some other notable parts on this car include 17-inch Dymag wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires (which are from 2006..) along with KYB front shocks, adjustable Koni rear shocks, an aftermarket brake booster, Hawk performance brake pads and a Callaway boost gauge. There’s just under 67,000 miles on the odometer, 4,000 of which the current owner put on.
Journalist Matt Farrah conducted a track test of the exact same Callaway Corvette for his One Take series last year and backed up its performance credentials, giving it a fairly positive review and having a ton of fun whilst doing it. You can check out his video review of the car below.
For additional information and photos on this painfully cool 1988 Callaway Corvette, check out the listing at this link.