C16 Speedster is a Corvette based supercar from American tuning
company Callaway. The Speedster is the third C16 model from
the company and joins the C16 Coupe and C16 Cabriolet models.
The Speedster is powered by a supercharged 6.2 litre V8 like
the other models, but with the addition of an intercooler power
has risen to 700 horsepower and torque stands at 660 ft-lbs.
These figures give the Callaway C16 speedster a 0-60 time of
just 3.2 seconds and a 210 mph top speed.
While the overall shape of the Callaway C16 Speedster is almost
identical to the Corvette, the styling elements and roofless
design set the car clearly apart from the original car.
The C16 was drawn and modeled by designer Paul Deutschman, who
has a twenty-year portfolio of Callaway designs. He is
the architect of the Callaway lookfrom the 254 mph Sledgehammer
and our C4-based Le Mans race cars to the C7, the C12 and now
the C16, says Callaway. The cars handcrafted bodywork
replaces every panel of the standard body to achieve its integrated
look. The C16 also attains a new level of manufacturing efficiency.
In making this car we went from CAD design straight to
tooling, bypassing a full-sized modela first for us,
says Callaway. Its tools like PTCs Pro/ENGINEER
software, our technology partner, that make such efficient car
The Callaway C16's excellent handling and ride feel are courtesy
of the newly developed Callaway/Eibach Multi-Pro coil-over suspension.
This advanced spring/damper system features ride height, corner
weight, and pitch angle adjustability. The aluminum-bodied dampers
feature 10-click-position compression and rebound adjustability
and have remote mounted reservoirs, allowing the driver to control
a range of ride stiffness settings for track or road.
Inside, the Callaway C16 cockpit is completely retooled in German
leather and Alcantara. Also fitted are Recaro Pole Position
seats with a choice of harnessing styles. Door sill panels,
steering wheel and passenger dash area also carry signature Callaway
badging. Each automobile is serialized and identified by its
build plaque. C16's are built to order. Clients choose body
color and interior appointments to individual taste.
Similar and related vehicles:
Callaway C16 Cabriolet