Callaway boosts the 2014 Corvette Stingray to 627 hp

Article by Christian A., on July 10, 2014

Callaway has just announced that it finalized its Corvette powertrain management system calibration. So, if you are not satisfied by the 450 hp and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) of torque delivered by the 6.2-liter V8 engine you’d be happy to know that Callaway is able to boost the engine to an impressive 627 hp and 610 lb-ft (827 Nm) of torque.

According to the American tuner, these numbers were obtained thanks to a new supercharger system that includes a new intake manifold design, new intercooler design and a 2300cc high helix angle, four-lobe rotor pack.

In addition, the new intercooler system received three discrete liquid-to-air cooling elements that provide unequalled inlet air cooling efficiency.

According to the press release, the new intercooler configuration eliminates any temperature increase and this was proven during the development testing on the dyno and at the racetrack. What’s more interesting is that production cars already begun shipping from Callaway’s Old Lyme Connecticut and Santa Ana California facilities.

Corvette Stingray has a seductive exterior style that is as practical as much as it is sophisticated.

Although it is every designer’s dream, developing an all-new Corvette is not a simple job. The aim was a strong design expression that incorporated the vehicle’s innovative technology, while augmenting its total performance for every aspect, from wind tunnel to track. The product is an all-new Corvette C7 Stingray: an amazing vehicle that reaches new levels while remaining faithful to the basic components that make a Corvette a true Corvette.

Without repeating any details from generations that came before, the all-new Corvette Stingray includes the distinct silhouette defined by a lengthy dash-to-axle ratio and the greenhouse conjuring the image of a canopy of a fighter jet with twin-element taillights. To this base, the design team built something from two completely different foundations: nature and aerospace.

For any new Corvette to deserve the name Stingray, it must be able to create an amazing, decisive visual effect, much like the first Stingray of 1963. That visual effect is the same one found in fighter jets and from the animal stingray itself. Their magnificence derives from their function, conceived to slice through the air or the water as efficiently and swiftly as they can. As with planes and living beings, each transition on each surface of Corvette’s Stingray has a purpose accomplished with splendour and proportion.

The lighting is a hallmark component of the Corvette C7 Stingray's styling and confirms its state-of-the-art artistry. At the front end, indirect white LEDs create a distinct daylight style cue. They are fixed inside a black-chrome housing with standard HID projector headlights. The turn indicators have edge-lit amber LEDs.

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