Connecticut-based Callaway Cars plans to launch a new options package for the Chevrolet Corvette. The 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Callaway Corvette is designed as a tribute to the company's first modified Corvette, which was offered through Chevrolet dealers from 1987 through 1991.
Like the original Callaway Corvette, the 25th Anniversary model will be offered as a Regular Production Option from General Motors. It is based on the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport coupe and convertible. Buyers check the RPO B2K when ordering the Corvette, and the car is delivered to Callaway after being assembled in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Callaway then upgrades the customer's Corvette with a supercharger, a new exhaust, suspension upgrades, carbon fiber body parts, and unique wheels and tires. Buyers can take delivery at a Chevrolet dealership near their home, at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, or at Callaway's factory.
Callaway first started turbocharging Corvettes after GM learned of the company's work developing turbocharged Alfa Romeo GTV models. GM commissioned Callaway to prepare turbocharged Corvette, and the company was so impressed with the result it decided to offer the model as a factory option code -- RPO B2K. Between 1987 and 1991, Callaway built over 500 examples of its modified Corvette. The company is the only non-GM entity to have ever been granted an official Regular Production Option code for the Chevrolet Corvette.
Callaway will build just 25 examples of the Anniversary Limited Edition car, which production starting this April. The 25th Anniversary car will be revealed April 23 at the National Corvette Museum.
Source: Callaway Cars