In October, Callaway Competition debuted its new Chevy Corvette Championship Edition, a limited-run version of the C7 Corvette Z06 featuring various engine upgrades and massive rear spoiler pulled right from its hugely successful Corvette GT3 race car.
Now the Leingarten, Germany-based racing team has released a walkaround video giving us a better look at the Chevy Corvette Championship Edition and the opportunity to see and hear it in action on the road.
The Callaway Chevy Corvette Championship Edition features the company’s SC757 Power Package, which includes a Callaway supercharger, Callaway TripleCooled intercooler system and a high-flow air intake, boosting output of the GM 6.2L LT4 V8 engine to 757 horsepower and 777 pound-feet of torque – up from 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet. With these upgrades installed, the coupe will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 2.8 seconds and will complete the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph.
Other upgrades include a Callaway front fascia, Callaway S3 short-shifter, a Callaway Europe lower rear spoiler and GT3-style rear wing as well as Callaway NineSpoke alloy wheels. It also comes with a painted Callaway rear harness bar, which allows for racing harnesses to be used instead of traditional seatbelts and looks pretty cool to boot.
The Callaway Chevy Corvette Championship Edition is the result of a collaboration between Connecticut-based American tuner Callaway and its motorsports offshoot in Germany, Callaway Competition. The race team designed and engineered its own GT3-spec race car based on the C7 Corvette platform and has been quite successful with the privateer-built car in the ADAC GT Masters Series in recent years, taking numerous wins and podiums against tough competition from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche and BMW. This tuned up Vette, which is limited to just 25 units, celebrates the success of the company’s unique privateer GT3 program.
The Callaway Corvette Championship Edition is available to order now from Callaway Authorized Dealers in the US and Canada. German and Japanese buyers will also be able to get their hands on it by placing an order at Autohaus Kramm in Berlin or BH Auction in Tokyo. Check out the video embedded below to learn more about this GT3-inspired Chevy Corvette.