Callaway working on a high-performance Chevrolet Silverado

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 30, 2010

Callaway Cars is best known for creating supercars from GM production models but now, it is offering a high-performance pickup. The engineers at the American tuning firm, which was founded in 1977 by Reeves Callaway, are working on a Chevrolet Silverado with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine. However, they're also considering smaller-displacement versions.

Mike Vendetto, commercial manager for Callaway, said that a prototype of the Callaway Silverado is expected by the end of the year. He said that there'd a lot of development work to be done on the project, which is still on the design stage; but he anticipates that it will be completed by the end of 2010.

One of Callaway Cars' latest projects is the 2010 Callaway SC572 Camaro, which is available in select Chevrolet dealers.

Callaway's specialists are continuing to gather baseline engineering data about the Silverado 1500. They need to have these data before a decision is made on what performance tweaks will be made and by how much. The stock Silverado's 6.2-liter L92 Vortec V-8 has an output of 403hp and 417 pounds-feet of torque.

It's believed that Callaway's powertrain modifications will come with significant suspension, driveline and visual changes as well. Callaway is known to add superchargers to its cars.

With this in mind, it's very likely that the Silverado 6.2 will deliver more than 500hp and 500 pounds-feet of torque, making it one of the fastest pickups out there.

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