On March 16 2007, Callaway Cars has announced that the C16 Convertible will be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.
The new car is based on the Chevrolet Corvette platform and it incorporates an impressivelineup of exclusive, ultra-high performance characteristics.
The designer of the C16 Convertible is the experienced Paul Deutchman, the same one that has also drawn and modeled the C16 Coupe and that has a 20 year portfolio with Callaway designs. He has managed to achieve an integrated look of the C16 Convertible by remodeling the original design, by redrawing every panel of the standard body while maintaining the easy to operate power top.
The engine is a supercharged 6.0 liter V8, with 560 hp. But if requested, the C16 convertible has also an optional performance Package which brings 616 supercharged horsepower and 582 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 rpm.
The Callaway C16 Convertible can reach 60 in 3.5 seconds and 11.2 seconds for a quarter mile. You will find 3 transmission options on the Callaway Convertible : 2 six speed manual transmissions or 1 six speed automatic with paddle shift.
The brake system is especially made for Callaway. In order for the car to be able to go from 200 mph+ to instant rest, the system will be using 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers gripping 355mm diameter rotors.
On the inside you will be amazed by the fine German leather and Alcantara which covers the convertible's cockpit. Recaro has chosen and manufactured the extremely stylish seats. The clients will have a great importance in how the car will exactly look like, because the cars are built only at order and they are serialized and identified by its build plaque; also top and interior appointments will be chosen by the client.
The car has an advanced spring/damper system (developed by /Eibach Multi-Pro coil-over suspension) which features ride height, corner weight, and pitch angle adjustability. The dumpers are made from aluminum and have mounted on remote reservoirs that give to the driver the possibility to customize by his likings settings for track or road conditions.
If you want to be one of the exclusive customers for this car you will have to have waiting and ready to roll in your bank account about 128 765 $.