liter LS2 V8
lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
hp @ 6200 rpm
102.7 hp per liter
(from Callaway Cars
Press Release) STUNNING CALLAWAY C16 MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT 2007
GREATER LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
First Look at Callaway Cars’ Newest Statement of “Powerfully
today unveiled its Callaway C16 – the 16th in an impressive lineup
of exclusive, built-to-order Callaway automobiles. Based on the
current Chevrolet Corvette platform, the C16 takes performance and
style to the next level, with 616 supercharged bhp and 582 lb-ft of
torque. The new sports car incorporates Callaway’s race-proven
technologies, superlative craftsmanship and arresting style.
“The C16 says exactly what we want to say about the capabilities at
Callaway Cars: It’s gorgeous, it has class-leading performance—and
it’s a true daily driver based on one of the best sports car
platforms ever made,” says company founder Reeves Callaway.
The C16 was drawn and modeled by designer Paul Deutschman, who has a
twenty-year portfolio of Callaway designs. “He is the architect of
the Callaway look—from the 254 mph Sledgehammer and our C4-based Le
Mans race cars to the C7, the C12 and now the C16,” says Callaway.
The car’s handcrafted bodywork replaces every panel of the standard
body to achieve its integrated look. The C16 also attains a new
level of manufacturing efficiency. “In making this car we went from
CAD design straight to tooling, bypassing a full-sized model—a first
for us,” says Callaway. “It’s tools like PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER
software, our technology partner, that make such efficient car
The Callaway supercharged 6.0-liter LS2 V8 produces an impressive
616 bhp at 6,200 rpm and develops 582 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 rpm.
The Callaway C16 does 0 to 60 in 3.3-seconds, and a quarter mile in
10.9 seconds. Top speed of the manual transmission coupe is 206 mph.
Equally impressive is its fuel efficiency rating of 18 city/28
highway. It is emission compliant worldwide.
Yokohama “AdvanSport” 295/30ZR19 (front) and 345/25ZR20 (rear) tires
complete the package. “The secret to this level of road-holding
starts with the tire,” says Callaway. “As a specialist manufacturer,
we are honored to have Yokohama as our exclusive tire partner, which
gives us access to technology that results in our extraordinary
The car’s excellent handling and ride feel are courtesy of the newly
developed Callaway/Eibach Multi-Pro coil-over suspension. This
advanced spring/damper system features ride height, corner weight,
and pitch angle adjustability. The aluminum-bodied dampers feature
10-click-position compression and rebound adjustability and have
remote mounted reservoirs, allowing the driver to control a range of
ride stiffness settings for track or road.
Inside, the C16 cockpit is completely retooled in German leather and
Alcantara. Also fitted are Recaro Pole Position seats with a choice
of harnessing styles. Door sill panels, steering wheel and passenger
dash area also carry signature Callaway badging. Each automobile is
serialized and identified by its build plaque. C16s are built to
order. Clients choose body color and interior appointments to
The C16’s Callaway exhaust system is manufactured from stainless
steel and features Callaway’s signature Double-D exhaust tip design.
As demonstrated by the car’s horsepower throughput, the exhaust
system is the least restrictive and is generally known as the
best-sounding solution for C5- and C6-generation Corvettes.
To bring the Callaway C16 from 200+ mph to rest, Callaway 6-piston
front and 4-piston rear calipers grip 355mm diameter rotors.
Super-lightweight Callaway Dymag wheels, the lightest road wheel in
the industry, are fitted in sizes 19-inch x 10 front and 20-inch x
12 rear. The Dymag wheel features a remarkable hybrid of forged
magnesium centers surrounded by carbon fiber rims - another example
of Callaway bringing their race experience to their road cars. Dymag
has been supplying advanced road wheels to Callaway since 1986.
There are three transmission options on the Callaway C16: two
6-speed manual transmissions (one incorporating the Z51 Performance
Package’s shorter ratios in the first four gears), or a 6-speed
automatic with paddle shift. The Callaway C16 delivers the feeling
of a fully integrated driver’s car, maintaining the company’s
legendary hallmark of easy-to-drive, super high-performance road
Callaway C16 automobiles are built by Callaway facilities in
California, Connecticut, and Germany. The Callaway C16 is available
exclusively through Callaway Cars’ authorized dealer network in
North America, Callaway Competition in Leingarten, Germany, and
CorvetteTotal, Bonstetten, Switzerland.
Pricing for a fully loaded C16 coupe is $126,685 USD.
All Callaway C16 components are available individually, for both new
and currently owned Corvettes, through Callaway authorized retailers
Callaway is an internationally recognized brand known for its unique
ability to consistently transform the ordinary into the
extraordinary. From component and system engineering through
complete vehicle design and development, Callaway specializes in
uncovering performance potential. For additional information on
Callaway Cars, its automobiles and dealer locations, call
860-434-9002 or visit