Limited Edition Corvette Marks Callaway Car’s 35th Anniversary as Chevy Partner

Specialty vehicle maker Callaway, based in Old Lyme, Connecticut, has been tuning vehicles for more power since the 1970s. But the company didn’t start working on the Chevrolet Corvette, the nameplate it is best known for, until 1987. Now 35 years later, Callaway Cars is creating a new special edition Corvette to celebrate the program’s anniversary.

The B2K 35th Anniversary Package for the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette features the brand’s carbon fiber aerodynamic additions, a new center outlet exhaust and forged aluminum wheels. Inside Callaway also adds CNC machined aluminum pedal covers, sill panels, floor mats, and a continuous plaque.

Aerodynamic upgrades include a front splitter, rocker panel extensions on the sides of the vehicle, a new rear wing and a lower diffuser. All made of carbon fiber with a clear coating for UV protection.

The new stainless steel exhaust with a D-shaped center outlet is 40 pounds less than stock and has a unique exhaust note, Callaway said in a press release.

It has an internal structure that reduces the drone at a constant speed, usually a problem with aftermarket exhausts, and is integrated into the carbon fiber diffuser.

The forged wheel set is offered in polished or glossy black, bronze and ceramic polish, which looks like chrome. In total they lost 26 pounds of mass compared to the original. This sports car uses Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.

The Callaway Corvette 35th Anniversary adds aerodynamic parts, wheels and interior upgrades.
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Upgraded interior with anodized sill panels, new floor mat with 35th anniversary logo and pedal covers. The pack also comes with a car cover, cleaning kit, and the vaunted Callaway exterior badge.

No power is added, so buyers should stick with the 495 horsepower that came with the vehicle, but with the 60 pound weight loss, the car should be quicker off the beaten track and more agile.

News Week spoke to CEO Reeves Callaway, who said buyers shouldn’t have to worry about a lack of horsepower.

Callaway Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition
The Callaway Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition is almost sold out as the company only built 35 units.
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“There’s no increase in power, but there’s an increase in performance by removing that weight from the exhaust and wheels,” said Callaway News Week. “Have you ridden it? It’s 500 horsepower, that’s fine. It’s an improvement that people would make if they had our 35 years of experience, they don’t upset the balance of the car.”

Callaway said that most of the 35 anniversary cars had already been sold. They will be the last to be built for the 2022 model year, in May. Buyers will need to order the Z51 Performance Package, the Aero Delete option and the dealer’s five-spoke silver-painted aluminum alloy wheels to get those options.

After purchase, the vehicle will be shipped from the dealer to one of the Callaway stores in Connecticut or California. After leaving the factory in Bowling Green, it took Callaway about a week and a half to upgrade.

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Callaway only built 35 special edition examples, and they can be ordered through a local Chevy dealer for $34,960, on top of the price of the 2022 Corvette Stingray.

Deliveries can be made at the Callaway factory, National Corvette Museum, Chevy Callaway dealership or at select track facilities. Museum and track delivery options cost several thousand dollars more.

If special editions aren’t your thing, you might want to wait for Callaway’s next offer. He confirmed to News Week that the company is working on a new Corvette and its new LT2 V8. It just came out, but not yet, he said. The pack will increase the power figure.

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