Callaway Competition, the motorsport arm of Callaway Cars the renowned tuner of General Motors cars, revealed the new Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R at ADAC GT Masters Season Finale at Hockenheimring. The carbon crazed race car is ready for competition come 2016.
Powered by a 600 horsepower 6.2 liter V8 Chevy engine, Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R uses an X-Trac 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle-shift technology in true FIA GT fashion. Further technical details are yet to be revealed, but one would imagine the car also gets competition-spec suspension, brakes, and electronics, as well as a stripped-out cabin with roll cage, bucket seats, and a fire extinguisher system.
Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R will be fielded in a variety of racing series worldwide by Whelen Engineering of Chester, Connecticut, manufacturers of premium quality warning and signaling devices. It remains to be seen how the car performs, but one things for sure, and that’s the C7 GT3-R will be one of the best looking cars on any grid it takes part in.
“We wanted to set another milestone in our company’s history with our new design, developing and constructing a future-proof vehicle that will be produced from 2016 and used for many years to come. As a small, privately owned team, we knew from the outset that approaching a project of this magnitude would be very daring. Therefore, first and foremost, we have to thank our employees and partners who have made it possible to finally set the C7 GT3-R on its wheels. Everyone has given more than 100% and we truly can’t thank them enough. We can be proud of our performance to date and are confident we will be rewarded with good results in the many races ahead,” said Ernst Wöhr and Giovanni Ciccone, managing partners of Callaway Competition.