Callaway Corvette C7 GT3 Race Car
Callaway has received permission from GM to build Corvette C7 GT3 Race Cars. The racing variant of the new American sports car will be submitted for homologation from the FIA. The cars will be sold to customer race teams that want to race the new Corvette in GT races.
Callaway will not be building the factory run race cars, but will only be selling cars to other customer race teams. No price has yet been released for the cars, but it probably will cost a bit more than the street car. Performance estimates are also pending, but given the performance of the street car it should be very fast.
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Callaway Competition GmbH, Leingarten Germany, will embark on a development program for making the new Corvette C7 into a GT3-class race car and submit for homologation from the FIA.
Specialists, like Callaway, require authorization from original equipment manufacturers, like Chevrolet, to submit the homologation forms necessary to allow their version of the car to be the version allowed in FIA competition. As Callaway has just received the required letter of authorization from Chevrolet, Callaway has become the appointed specialist representative for building and holding the homologation of the Corvette C7 FIA GT3 race cars.
Callaway has also been the homologation holder for the Corvette C6 version of the GT3 car with the FIA. The Callaway team is currently the most successful in GT3, based on numerous Drivers and Team Championships from 2007 to present.