The tuner's love affair with America's sports car continues.
Callaway has created some memorable performance packages for everything from a GMC Yukon Denali to a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but the company is best known for its tuned Corvettes. In July, Callaway hinted that it had a special Corvette C8 on the way but we initially thought we'd have to wait until next year to know more.
Just over a month later Callaway has shown its new Corvette C8 Launch Edition at the Corvettes at Carlisle event in Pennsylvania. Initially, Callaway only shared a few renderings of this special C8, but a few real-life pictures from the event have just been shared by the company.
The pictures reveal unique forged wheels and a large rear wing. The regular C8s quad-exit tailpipes mounted on either end of the body have been replaced with larger Double D dual-exit pipes positioned in the center below Callaway branding. No new pictures have yet been shared of the Launch Edition from the front but it clearly has many carbon fiber parts dotted around the body, including the more aggressive side sills. Behind those wheels are brake calipers finished in the same orange as the body. This Launch Edition from Callaway has received a new high-flow intake and a ported intake manifold.
No information has been shared about the power output but this is Callaway so we're guessing it gets an improvement. The standard Corvette's 6.2-liter V8 produces 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, enough for a 0-60 mph time of around three seconds. With the optional Z51 package, the stock C8 makes 495 hp. Callaway says that more information about the Launch Edition package will be shared in the days to come. Considering that the Corvettes at Carlisle event runs until August 28th, we expect full technical details about this C8 to follow shortly thereafter.