Callaway Chevrolet Corvette SC610 revealed with over 600bhp

21 Jan, 2014 4:26pm Jonathan Burn

Supercharged Chevrolet Corvette SC610 tuned by Callaway, with 602bhp and 0-62mph in 3.4 secs

This is the Callaway Corvette SC610. It’s a tuned version of the new Chevrolet Corvette, which has been developed by GM’s official tuning partner. The modified model retains the look of the new Corvette, but has been supercharged - and it has been fitted with a raft of new tech and kit.

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On the outside, the SC610 can be specced with an optional carbonfibre body kit (not pictured), rear spoiler and front splitter to mark it out from the standard model. There’s also a new nine-spoke alloy wheel design along with adjustable dampers and a coil-over suspension setup. However, the exposed engine cover is unlikely to be made available on production models.

Under the bonnet, changes are even more dramatic. Callaway has screwed a twin-vortex supercharger to the 6.2-litre V8 engine, significantly increasing power from the standard 449bhp to 602bhp – almost as powerful as the high-performance 625bhp Corvette Z06. The sprint from 0-62mph has been slashed by four-tenths of a second over the standard Corvette, now dealt with in 3.4 seconds.

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A new intercooler configuration, high-flow intake system and stainless steel exhaust help to boost engine performance. Inside, changes are minimal but there is custom badging and special key fob. Pricing and availability has yet to be announced but it will demand a premium over the standard model, which is priced at £61,495.

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