If you’re a fan of road racing, Chevrolet & after-market modifications, chances are you’re familiar with the name “Callaway.” What began in ’77 as a small business developing turbo chargers for BMWs quickly grew into one of the biggest names in performance modifications & racing development. Currently, Callaway has focused efforts towards making some of the fastest bowties on the market — and we don’t mean clip-ons.
We’ve seen our fair share of C7 Stingrays & Z06s, but so far the Callaway SC757 takes the cake for fast Vettes here at NWAS. With next to zero miles on the clock, this particular Z06 showed up looking readying for Full Frontal XPEL paint protection.
With a fair amount of dust & dirt built up from delivery, we pulled the SC757 into the wash bay for a thorough 24-step hand wash to prep it for the paint protection installation.
While Full Frontal XPEL ULTIMATE has become the standard for most C7 Corvette owners that come to NWAS for their PPF, the owner of this Callaway Z06 wanted to maximize coverage for all high-impact areas. We didn’t just stop at Full Frontal – this SC757 received protection on the doors, rear quarter panels, rockers, rear bumper sides, A-pillars, and a full roof wrap to seal the deal!
On top of the additional sections of PPF, we made sure to whip up some proper patterns to ensure maximum protection for the optional carbon fiber Z07 aero kit.
Of course, we couldn’t let Callaway’s latest Corvette come & go without getting it into the cyclorama for a quick photo spread. So far this is the first new Vette rocking Z07 aero that we’ve worked with.
Straight away, the cutout on the top of the factory hood is enough to let any onlooker that’s familiar with the C7 know there’s something more sinister lurking beneath.
The peek-a-boo supercharger looks like it could be a factory component by design, with carbon covers & minimal SC757 badging that’s otherwise hidden without the hood popped. It’s a healthy upgrade that’s perfect for any Corvette owner seeking more power without killing the warranty.
Peak output from the Callaway Z06 is just as advertised – 757 horsepower, and 777 pound-feet of torque to assist with tire melting of the highest degree. If build quality is of a concern, don’t fret – Callaway has been doing business in the performance sector for over 30 years.
Inside, the SC757 has remained relatively stock, though the red leather & matte carbon fiber trim pairs nicely with the grey exterior. Extra equipment is all but non-existent aside from some commemorative plaques, however there is a matching red harness bar & a set of 4-point belts to keep you strapped in during fits of uncompromising speed.
Everything else on the Callaway Z06 is left alone, and we’re okay with that. Suspension is factory — brakes, wheels, tires, all factory as well. The Z07 aero is plenty aggressive, and adding more louvers or vents would have likely just muddled things up for the C7. Perhaps Callaway left the Z06 relatively untouched because they’ve got something far more custom in store for 2016? Only time will tell.
Around back, the SC757 Z06 sports Chevy’s signature clear, adjustable rear wing to help suck the rear end down when trying to plant 750+ horses firmly on the pavement.
There’s no doubt about it, any power-hungry automotive enthusiast would be hard pressed to find more brand new bang for their buck than a Z06. Tack another 100 HP on top of it with a factory backed warranty, and you’ve got a serious rolling force to be reckoned with.
Need more Z06 in your life? Check out our combo write-up from earlier this year, also starring a Tesla P85D. Taking delivery of your very own customized Corvette? Be sure to check out our New Car Detail & XPEL paint protection packages to make sure your latest acquisition arrives fully protected with a showroom shine.