Celebrate the C7’s racing lineage with Callaway’s 25th anniversary edition Corvette
The factory-run C8.R has made quite a name for itself in its inaugural IMSA GTE season, but Callaway would like to steal a brief moment away from the mid-engine, yellow-liveried hero of the hour to commemorate the racing lineage of its predecessor, the C7.
You’re probably more familiar with Callaway’s tuned, streetable offerings, which have ranged over the years far beyond supercharged Corvettes to Camaros, Alfa Romeos, and even VW Golfs. Callaway Competition is the full-bore racing division, based in Germany. It’s most active—and most successful—in the European ADAC GT Masters series and Callaway designs, constructs, homologates, and sells Corvette C7 GT3-Rs under the exclusive authorization of Chevrolet. The competition team is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary and Callaway is marking the occasion with—you guessed it—25 special-edition SC757 Corvettes.
The 757 bit refers to the total horsepower figure conferred on this Corvette Z06-based creation, thanks to a Callaway GenThree supercharger and high-flow intake system for the LT4 V-8. Callaway thoughtfully includes a robust cooling system, plus a sport exhaust (listen below), a particularly badass GT3 rear spoiler, and the appropriate amount of commemorative stickering.
If you’d like to strike a balance between streetable brawn and trackable terror, you can request also the additional Champion package: a Bilstein MDS2 adjustable coil-over damper system, a particularly aggressive set of control-arm bearings, various bumpsteer and camber kits, rear toe rods, a bar for mounting a six-point harness, a foldable rear wing, and a competition chassis tune.
Those who would like to order the track-ready C7 of their dreams will salivate at the “Competition Options,” which include six-piston, 380-mm Brembos (front only) tucked behind forged Callaway rims wearing Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s. Tow hooks and various grille lettering are tossed in as well, along with a full set of racing gear for the driver: suit, gloves, shoes, undershirt, hood, and duffel bag.
Pricing hasn’t been announced for this dream-machine C7 Z06, but we’ve reached out to Callaway for comment and will update this story when we hear back.
The rest of us can dream, and enjoy these photos of Callaway’s C7 GT3-R race car, which is also available to purchase commercially … for those with the means. Check out the bare carbon bodywork—and the aforementioned GT3 wing. Sick.