Chevrolet Corvette-based 2020 Callaway Champion announced

Chevrolet began building the eighth-generation Corvette in February 2020, but Connecticut-based tuner Callaway has not finished customizing the seventh-generation model. It celebrates the 25th anniversary of its successful racing division by releasing a limited edition model called Champion based on the latest generation Corvette Z06.

Callaway kept the Z06’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8, but installed a proprietary GenThree supercharger and TripleCooled intercooler system to boost engine power to 757 horsepower (about 100 more than standard) and 777 pounds of torque. foot. That is enough for a sprint of 2.8 seconds from zero to 100 km / h, and a quarter-mile time of 10.5 seconds with a fall speed of 131 km / h. The changes made also include a more powerful cooling system and a new exhaust line, while an improved suspension helps drivers make the most of the extra power.

If you’re putting together a Corvette spotter guide, keep in mind that Callaway’s supercharger pokes through the hood of the C7. Additional visual tweaks include a wider air dam integrated into the front bumper, a GT3-spec rear wing big enough for a garden party, nine-spoke wheels and a slew of Callaway decals. Flip open the trunk and you’ll see a red harness bar bolted to the floor, although it doesn’t sound like the racing harnesses are included.

Callaway will make 25 Champion and the model will be available worldwide. In particular, it will be sold through retailers in the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan. The price has not yet been announced.

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