Callaway introduces Camaro Z/28 SC652Thu, 20 Mar 2014
The paint on the logo of the Chevy Camaro Z/28 isn’t even dry yet, and American tuner Callaway is already licking its chops in anticipation. The company says it can take that already-badass Z/28 and boost it to 652 hp, hence the name.
To get the extra power, Callaway adds an Eaton TVS2300 supercharger to the LS7, a liquid-to-air intercooler, bigger fuel injectors, carbon injector covers, high-flow intake, low restriction exhaust, embroidered floor mats, door sill panels, badging, plaques, a Callaway key fob and a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. The package costs $19,995. When you add that to the price of a Z/28, your out-of-pocket goes to about $95,000.
Output, like we said, goes to 652 hp from 505 hp. Torque grows from 481 lb-ft to 620 lb-ft. The sprint time to 60 mph drops from 3.9 to 3.7 seconds. Callaway says just 10 examples will be produced.
Callaway also makes power upgrade packages for the Camaro SS. The automatic-equipped cars get bumped to 562 hp, while the six-speed with the LS3 can be boosted to 582 hp. Those cars get most of the same bits that the Z/28 does. Both of those packages cost $18,695, in addition to the price of a Camaro SS.
In a normal situation, buyers would purchase the Camaro from a Callaway/Chevy dealer in stock form, and then it would be shipped off to one of the company’s factories in Connecticut or California. It takes about two weeks to add the parts, and buyers can take delivery from the factory. Since Callaway is only building ten cars, the staff is working with prospective Z/28 buyers, to move the purchase along.
Buyers can also specify a few pieces of optional equipment to complete the deal. Callaway offers a branded car cover, a factory tour and an extended warranty if buyers desire.
Check out www.callawaycars.com for more information and to order.
By Jake Lingeman