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Callaway Cars Inc. specializes in tuning sports cars of American and German production, in particular, Chevrolet Corvette.


Owner Reeves Callaway started his business in 1977 selling turbo kits for BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.


In 10 years, the Callaway workshop in Old Lyme, Connecticut, has grown into a $1 million annual manufacturing facility.


In 1984, Callaway launched a turbocharged version of the Alfa Romeo GTV6, and Chevrolet management became interested in his activities.


In 1986, a contract was signed for the production of a special modification of the Corvette with twin turbocharging - Callaway C4 Twin Turbo Corvette.


This was the only time in Chevrolet's history that a car developed by a third party was RPO B2K and sold through Chevrolet dealers with a full manufacturer's warranty.


From 1987 to 1991 510 Callaway C4 units (coupes, convertibles and roadsters) were built, including instances with an aerodynamic body (Aerobody) designed by designer Paul Deutschman.


In 1988, Callaway designed the Corvette Sledgehammer supercar, which set the world road car speed record at 410 km/h.


When a modification of the Corvette ZR-1 appeared in the Chevrolet lineup, the company lost interest in working with Callaway.


Then Callaway took on another project - Callaway C6 SuperNatural Corvette Le Mans.


It was a racing car based on the Corvette C4, equipped with a 450 hp 6. 3-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, a huge rear wing and a sleek front body kit with large open headlights.


In 1994, the German branch of Callaway Competition, opened in Leingarten, built two such cars, one of which in 1995 took second place in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


This was followed by five units of the road version Callaway C6, as well as the race car Callaway C7R for the GT1 category, which never qualified.


In 1998, the new Callaway C12, based on the fifth generation Corvette, debuted at the Geneva Motor Show.


It had a heavily modified fiberglass and carbon body and a modified version of the 5. 7-liter V8 LS1 engine with 440 hp.


From 1997 to 2002 25 units were sold for about $200, 000.


The next Callaway C16 supercar, a derivative of the Corvette C6, was produced from 2005 to 2013. in Coupe, Convertible and Speedster variants.


In parallel, Callaway offered tuning kits for the regular Corvette C6, which included a compressor engine, racing brakes, Callaway/Eibach Multi-Pro adjustable suspension, exclusive Dymag magnesium and carbon fiber wheels, and other equipment.


Callaway is currently selling similar option packages for the Corvette C7.


Since 2014, by special order, the Callaway C21 Corvette Aerowagon has been modified with a 3-door station wagon (Shooting Brake), like the Ferrari FF.


Throughout its history, Callaway has worked not only with the Corvette, but with other Chevrolet models as well.


In 1994-1997 she built 19 Callaway C8 SuperNatural Camaros using it 383 SuperNatural V8 engine and Aerobody package on a Camaro Z28.


The same was done with the full-size Impala SS sedan in the Callaway C9 SuperNatural SS modification.


In the next decade, Callaway produced supercharged versions of cars such as the Range Rover, HSV GTS, and Mazda Protege, and even the Callaway C10 Corvette Ski Boat.


After that, she took up tuning the Chevrolet Camaro 2010-2015. (Callaway C18) and Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe and Suburban trucks (Callaway C19 SportTruck).