While we are waiting to see Callaway’s take on the Corvette Stingray in action, the American tuner announced a new project based on the Camaro Z/28. It’s called SC 652, which when deciphered means that it features a supercharger and it has 652 horsepower.
That means the Callaway Camaro Z/28 has over 150 more horsepower than the standard car, which is already mighty quick. Sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, that power takes the SC 652 from rest to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds, and enables it to run the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds at 124 mph.
The extra power is the result of some serious fiddling which includes a modified Eaton supercharger, high flow air intake system and low-restriction exhaust which allows the engine to breathe more easily.
The Z/28, however, is the first-ever muscle car that is more about handling and track times than straight-line performance. After looking around a bit, Callaway decided GM engineers have done a good job setting up the chassis and that is Brembo brakes are good handle the extra oomph. They did install a set of racing dampers though for good measure.
Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC 652 can be bought as a complete car form Callaway for near as makes no difference 100 grand. Or, you can get the Camaro yourself and have it fitted with the kit for 20 grand.