A Closer Look at the Callaway SC757 Corvette Z06 AeroWagen
Corvette Forum visits Callaway Cars to get the details behind the Corvette AeroWagen’s signature feature.
When it comes to high-performance cars, their output and performance figures are easy to understand. As long as the rest of the car around the engine can handle it and put it to the ground, more horsepower and torque is typically better than the alternative. An 11-second car is faster than a 12-second car. Simple enough.
The thought behind a car’s design can be a little harder to figure out. For instance, with its AeroWagen, Callaway decided to take the C7 Corvette coupe’s familiar and lovable lines and make them flow into a shooting brake-style rear end. As radical as the styling tweak looks, it’s completely reversible and requires no cutting or drilling. The AeroWagen package is available on all C7 Corvette and Callaway-enhanced C7 coupes, but the car in the video below happens to be a Z06…with the 757-horsepower Callaway SC757 upgrade installed. Why would Callaway make such a drastic change to the Corvette’s looks? Click play to watch Pete Callaway, general manager of Callaway Cars, explain.
In the next video, Pete lifts the AeroWagen’s custom hatch to showcase what’s going on beneath its unusual outer surface. It provides a little extra cargo space as well as comparable-to-stock or even slightly better visibility out of a trio of small rear windows — useful to have around when you’re opening up a car with more horsepower than a Lamborghini within 100 miles of a cop. Below that is a prominent carbon fiber rear spoiler that takes about 4.5 hours — 50 percent longer than the hatch’s installation time — to put on because technicians have to take the rear bumper and tail lights off first.
The carbon fiber hatch on the AeroWagen in the video is not exactly a prototype, but it’s pretty damn close. It’s the first one to come out of Callaway’s mold. From the looks of it, we’d say Callaway is off to a fine — and unique– start.