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.
An Original Porsche 959 at the San Luis Obispo Concours
This past weekend was the San Luis Obispo Concours and Porsches, Ferraris, Corvettes, Lamborghinis and more took over the Californian central coast town. The cars in the show range from a Porsche 959 to Ford Mustangs and everything in-between. The show had early cars from the 1920’s and 1930’s all the way to modern cars.
The Concours displayed not one, but two Ferrari F40s. It is not often that one gets to see one of these rare supercars in person and two see two of them was just incredible. The thing that made it even better was having the 959 in the show which took you back to the supercar wars of the late ’80s. We look to be once again going through a supercar war with Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren all coming out with hybrid supercars.
Beyond the German and Italian sports cars the Concours featured some really nice British sports cars. From Morgans to Aston Martins there were some great cars from England. There were also a good assortment of Jaguars and a few Lotus sports cars.
The Italian cars included some wonderful Lamborghini Diablos. The supercars were well kept and according to one of the owners at least on of the cars was driven on a regular basis. If you have never seen a Diablo in person it is hard to describe just how low and wild the cars styling is. Pictures just don’t do them justice.
The Annual San Luis Obispo Concours is a good small show in the city located about half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The show has some good quality cars and while is nowhere close to Pebble Beach, it does get you ready for the grand daddy of car shows.
Below is just a taste of the cars at the show.
Pictures courtesy of Heather Hurth