Callaway Cars, a tuner most famous for its modified Chevrolet Corvettes, has turned to the Chevrolet Camaro for its latest creation called the Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652. The company says it will only build 10 of these high-powered muscle cars as soon as the standard 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (pictured here) goes on sale.
The main Callaway modification to the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is the addition of an Eaton TVS supercharger that brings the Z/28’s massive 7.0-liter V-8 up to 652 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque, a whopping 147 hp more than stock. Callaway has also added a high-flow intake and a low-restriction exhaust, but left much of the Camaro Z/28 alone, as this track-ready version of Camaro is already fitted with performance upgrades like Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, spool-valve dampers, and special aerodynamic tweaks as standard. The Camaro Z/28 also is stripped of its sound system and air conditioning in the pursuit of speed.
You may be asking why Callaway would supercharge a Camaro Z/28 when the supercharged Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 already exists, but this Callaway Camaro Z/28 looks to be a much more focused, hardcore track car than the heavier, slightly softer Camaro ZL1 which makes 580 hp from a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8. With its huge power boost, it’s a sure bet that the Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652 would lap the Nürburgring even faster than the standard Camaro Z/28’s already impressive time of 7 minutes, 37 seconds.
Callaway describes this upgrade package as “not for the faint of heart,” and the $19,995 price of entry lives up to that billing. That’s on top of the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28’s starting price of $75,000, including destination. All in, you’re looking at a near-$100,000 Chevrolet Camaro. If this sounds like your cup of tea, Callaway says it will begin production of the Callaway Camaro Z/28 as soon as Chevrolet starts shipping the Camaro Z/28 to dealers starting this spring.