With the arrival of the C8 Corvette, Callaway Cars is beginning to shift its focus from the C7 Corvette to the newer mid-engine car. Before turning its attention to the C8 Corvette, though, the tuning company built one last Callaway Corvette SC757 equipped with a manual transmission.
This final manual-equipped C7 Callaway Corvette is now for sale at New Jersey-based General Motors dealership Quality Chevrolet for a fairly reasonable $129,887, representing a unique opportunity to own one of the last Callaway-tuned C7s to leave the company’s facility in Connecticut.
The SC757 package adds a larger Callaway supercharger to the C7 Corvette Z06’s 6.2L LT4 V8, boosting output to a maximum of 757 horsepower and 777 pound-feet of torque. For the sake of comparison, the stock C7 Corvette Z06 is rated at 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. According to Callaway, this translates to a 0 to 60 mph time of around 2.8 seconds and a quarter-mile of 10.5 seconds at 131 mph. One would have to be a fairly skilled driver to get that kind of numbers out of a seven-speed manual-equipped car such as this, however.
The best part about a Callaway-tuned GM car (apart from the huge boost in power) is that they retain a full warranty on all GM parts and have a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty on Callaway-installed parts. The vehicles are also sold, serviced, and financed from GM dealers, making them just about the most easy-to-live-with “tuner” vehicles available.
While the $130K price tag given to this manual-equipped Callaway Corvette Z06 is high for an outgoing generation model, the SC757 package is a savagely fast vehicle that is capable of outrunning exotics worth three or four times the price. It also has 62 pound-feet on the C7 Corvette ZR1, which can be hard to come by given its limited production run.
Check out the overview video for this manual-equipped Callaway Corvette SC757 embedded below, or view the listing here for more information.