Callaway rolls out AeroWagen Conversion for Corvette C7
A ‘shooting brake’ is a car body style that has gone through several meanings over time. The term ‘shooting-brake’ originated as an early 19th century British term for a vehicle used to carry shooting parties with their equipment and game. The term ‘brake’ was initially a chassis used to break in horses but was eventually used to describe a motor vehicle.
If you are looking for a new ‘shooting brake’, there is the Ferrari FF. If you are open to a ‘used’ shooting brake, one will occasionally pop up on the secondary market every now and then. Regardless of whether you go new or used, both options are going to be an expensive proposition for most of us. That is until now.
Callaway Cars, the company best known for modifying General Motors, introduces the 2017 Callaway Corvette Aerowagen. Long known for engine modifications to create huge increases in performance, Callaway is turning their attention to styling enhancements with their shooting brake conversion for the C7 Corvette. Expected to be available by the end of the year, no pricing has been announced. However, don’t expect the Shooting Brake C7 to cost a fortune as the package will consist of a single piece lift back made from carbon fiber.
If you tire of the looks or no longer need the additional carrying capacity, Callaway uses the lifts, seals, and latches that came with the original vehicle meaning that the owner can go back to the way it came from the factory whenever they please.
For those who want performance with their shooting brake conversion, the AeroWagen package can also be applied to the Stingray and Z06, which means you can have an exotic station wagon with up to 650 horsepower.
For those who desire more, Callaway can massage your shooting brake to produce 757 horsepower and 777 lb-ft of torque.