Callaway Corvette Runs Mojave Magnum at 202 MPH

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A 1.5 mile long timing loop set up on an air strip in the Mojave Desert recorded this Callaway SC757 cresting the 200 mph mark with ease. At 1.5 miles, this is more than impressive. The Bog standard C7 Z06 in the same environment will nudge over 190 mph, but just barely. An extra 10 miles per hour might not seem like much, but at those speeds, it’s a pretty big deal. Also note, this wasn’t the car’s top speed, just what it was clocked at when it crossed 1.5 miles from┬áthe┬ástart.

Top speed runs rely heavily on good aerodynamics, and on the Z06, those cater toward handling rather than top speed. So aside from the Callaway mods, some of the aero kit on this particular C7 was removed to make it that much more slippery when shooting down the runway. Clearly it helped, with a few consistent runs eclipsing the 200 mph barrier. Then, wind calmed down, and two very consistent runs were recorded. Ultimately timing clocked in at 202.3 mph, and then another at 202.2, just in case anyone was wondering if it was a lucky shot.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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