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600-HP Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R Revealed

Wicked-looking, carbon-fiber festooned race car ready for the 2016 season.

Kelly Pleskot
Oct 6, 2015

Callaway Competition has completed its track-ready Corvette C7 GT3-R just in time for the upcoming 2016 racing season. The model, which took two years of planning and development to create, is the successor to the C6-based Z06.R GT3.

A close-up look at the Callaway reveals a low-slung, beautifully raw carbon fiber body. Underneath the sheetmetal, the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R packs a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 600 hp. Its engine is paired with an X-Trac six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters. Callaway says the model was built to meet all FIA regulations, and has surpassed its predicted performance during tests.

Callaway Corvette GT3R rear three quarters 2 Photo 2/12   |   Callaway-Corvette-GT3R-rear-three-quarters-2

"We wanted to set another milestone in our company's history with our new design, developing and constructing a future-proof vehicle that will be produced from 2016 and used for many years to come," said Ernst Whr and Giovanni Ciccone, managing partners of Callaway Competition, in a joint statement.

Germany-based Callaway Competition has built GT race cars since 1990, and is associated with Callaway Cars, which offers a number of tuned-up Corvettes for the road. The SC627 Callaway Corvette produces 627 hp from its 6.2-liter engine, helping it achieve a claimed 3.4-second 0-60 run (or 3.6 seconds during our tests). Meanwhile, the SC757 Callaway Corvette Z06 boasts a whopping 757 hp and can hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, according to Callaway.

Take a closer look at the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R in the photos below.

Callaway Corvette GT3R front three quarters close Photo 3/12   |   600-HP Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R Revealed
By Kelly Pleskot
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