Callaway Corvette AeroWagon conversion improves cargo space and aerodynamics
Callaway Corvette AeroWagon conversion (Photo: Callaway Cars)
Nick Maronese, Autofocus.ca
Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 1:25PM EDT
In late-2016 Callaway Cars will start building examples of the Corvette C7-based AeroWagen car it initially showed off as a concept back in late 2013. At the time, Callaway had said the shooting-brake-style conversion would cost about $23,000 US, not including the price of the Corvette Stingray, Corvette Z06 or Callaway Corvette donor car.
The conversion package includes a single-piece carbon-fibre roof addition that makes use of the original seals, hinges, and latch mechanisms from the stock car. The removable front portion of the roof remains functional after the conversion, and the installation method means owners can later revert the car back to stock if they so choose.
Callaway states that the conversion improves cargo space in the Corvette, while a “slight reduction in overall drag coefficient” is also predicted.
Connecticut-based Callaway Cars has been tuning Corvettes since 1977, and currently for Chevrolet Camaro cars and Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban trucks and SUVs. The ‘Callaway look’ was crafted by Montreal-based car designer Paul Deutschman; it’s uncertain how much influence the Canadian designer had in styling the AeroWagen.