Earlier this year we shared stories about Callaway’s claim that its Chevrolet Camaro is the most powerful new car available for less than $54,000 and that the company also was producing 25 examples of its 25th anniversary SC757 Corvette.
Callaway Cars, of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Temecula, California, also works its magic on Chevrolet and Cadillac SUVs and Chevy pickup trucks. But it does more than build such vehicles. Callaway Competition is based in Leingarten, Germany, and for many years has been a regular competitor in international GT-class racing and the ADAC GT Masters series in Germany.
Thus the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R, a race-ready model being offered for €430,000 ($522,550) with delivery 12 weeks after the order is processed.
“The new C7 GT3-R replaces the ultra-successful predecessor, the Z06 R GT3 introduced in 2006,” Callaway Competition says in its brochure.
“The C7 GT3-R is powered by the proven 6.2L V8 aluminum small block engine. The power of the engine is transferred via a carbon prop shaft into a bespoke Xtrac transverse sequential transaxle. The aluminum chassis and safety cage surpass the latest FIA safety requirements. The driver side door features a built-in crash structure for maximum side impact protection.”
The car has Bosch Motorsports electronics and data logger, carbon fiber body, Brembo Endurance brakes, forged OZ wheels, racing steering wheel with full driver control fingertip controls, FIA safety equipment, 120-liter fuel cell, pneumatic jack system and more.
Options include a larger driver’s seat, driver’s seat with blower for cooling, endurance-racing headlamps, telemetry and radar-based collision-avoidance technology.
The cars are built at Callaway Competition in Germany. For more information, visit the Callaway Competition website.