by Bill P.
Callaway Cars released a new Corvette Z06, the flagship model in their performance car lineup equipped with Callaway’s GenThree Supercharger. With the large supercharger and outside high performance tweaks the Callaway Corvette will produce 757 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 777 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm (SAE). A launch to 60 mph is now achieved in 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph.
The Callaway GenThree supercharger is 32% larger in displacement (2300cc vs 1740cc). And its unique triple-element intercooler configuration provides significantly lower and well-managed inlet charge air temperatures than single or smaller dual-element designs.
The supercharger housing extends through the hood, exposing it to outside ambient airflow and adding an element of convective cooling. And the supercharger is visible without opening the hood, and heat is inherently extracted from the engine compartment.
The completely redesigned manifold helps maintain consistent charge air temperatures with exceptionally low restriction and even airflow distribution to all cylinders, which results in a broad torque band producing over 500 lb-ft from 2,000 to 6,400 rpm. This translates to more consistent power delivery in severe-duty driving environments, a compromise typically observed with under-hood approaches. A 10-rib drive pulley system was also integrated to prevent belt-slippage.
Along with the GenThree Supercharger with Triple-Element Intercooler System and hood surround standard equipment on the Callaway Z06 includes, Callaway carbon fiber mid engine covers, a high-flow intake system, anodized aluminum door sill panels and Calloway badges inside and out.
Callaway’s standard 3 Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty overlaps the factory GM warranties, and ensures that Callaway Corvettes are serviced by GM dealerships nationwide. Optional equipment for 2016 includes a 5 Year/60,000 Mile Powertrain Service Contract, ShortThrow Shifter, Callaway Sport Exhaust with Double-D Tips, Embroidered Car Cover, and National Corvette Museum Delivery.
The Callaway Corvette Z06 Package costs $16,995.
Callaway Cars Incorporated is an automotive engineering and manufacturing corporation specializing in high performance applications. Founded in 1976, the corporation’s four core business units include Callaway Cars, Callaway Carbon, Callaway Engineering and Callaway Competition with facilities in California, Connecticut and Germany. The organization produces specialty vehicles, engineering services, and performance products that showcase technological sophistication, artistry in design, and beauty in craftsmanship.