Thursday, July 30, 2015

CALLAWAY CORVETTE: PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON!

Z06-based Corvette upgrade boasts 32% larger supercharger, triple intercoolers, and consistent power - lap after lap.
Callaway Cars today announced power numbers and performance for its flagship model. Equipped with Callaway’s GenThree Supercharger, the Corvette Z06 now produces 757 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 777 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. The 0 to 60 mph sprint is now achieved in 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph.

To reach that power (which is up from 650 horsepower / 650 pound-feet) the supercharger itself needed to be bigger since the output of a positive displacement supercharger is proportionate to its size. The Callaway GenThree supercharger (patent pending) is 32% larger in displacement (2300cc vs 1740cc).
Callaway engineers recognize that a key contributor to maximizing power is reduction of inlet air temperature associated with forced induction. Callaway’s unique triple-element intercooler configuration provides significantly lower and well-managed inlet charge air temperatures than single or smaller dual-element designs. The supercharger housing extends through the hood, thereby exposing it to outside ambient airflow and adding an element of convective cooling. The supercharger is visible without opening the hood, and heat is inherently extracted from the engine compartment.
The supercharger assembly is no longer cramped below the hood line. The completely redesigned manifold helps maintain consistent charge air temperatures with exceptionally low restriction and even airflow distribution to all cylinders, which results in a broad torque band producing over 500 pound-feet of torque from 2,000 to 6,400 rpm. This translates to more consistent power delivery in severe-duty driving environments, a compromise typically observed with underhood approaches. A ten-rib drive pulley system was also integrated to prevent belt-slippage.
All Callaway cars are assembled to precise engineering specifications by expert technicians at exclusive Callaway facilities. Callaway provides the most comprehensive standard warranty among all specialty manufacturers. All Callaway cars are also fully emission-compliant. Additionally, there is an optional 5 year/60,000 mile Extended Powertrain Service Contract available on all 2016 models. The Callaway Corvette Z06 Package price: $16,995.00, with vehicles now in production.

For complete information on the Callaway Z06 Corvette and other Callaway products and services, please visit http://www.callawaycars.com/home/cars/ Or contact Chris Chessnoe, Program Manager, Callaway Cars: 860-434-9002, cchessnoe@callawaycars.com


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