Friday, January 8, 2016
Ruthless and roofless: the limited edition Callaway Camaro
For 40 years, Callaway Cars has been taking the best vehicles the US has to offer and making them better -- particularly those with a Chevrolet bowtie badge on the grille -- whether for street legal or dedicated track use.
"The 2016 Camaro is a superb car that's light, nimble and fun to drive," said Reeves Callaway, founder and CEO of Callaway Cars. "We designed the Callaway Camaro SC600 to deliver an even more driver-focused experience for those seeking even more power. Using the TripleCooled technology we developed for the Corvette Z06, we created the most powerful Callaway Camaro available today."
How powerful exactly? Callaway has given a conservative figure of 600+hp and these horses are not only street legal, the work is covered by a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
The GenThree supercharger at the heart of this performance revolution also takes center stage from an aesthetic perspective.
Clearly visible through the car's already imposing hood it will give anyone seeing it in their rear-view mirror a fright, but being exposed to the elements also ensures the best airflow and cooling.
"It produces serious horsepower, run after run and lap after lap. The Callaway Camaro SC600 offers supercar capabilities with superb drivability and full compliance. It's simply an amazing car," said Mike Zoner, Callaway Cars' Managing Director.
Just as impressively that huge blower provides its extra power across the rev band, rather than all being delivered in one big, overpowering lump of performance only suitable for drag racing.
The car based on the flagship Camaro SS also gets distinct doorsill panels, Callaway badging inside and out, special key fobs and a number of little interior tweaks.
When the first deliveries begin in the first quarter of 2016, the car will be offered as an automatic and a manual, and, as well as the soft top, a coupe version will also be available. Prices will start at $54,290.