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Staff Reporter, iafrica.com
Tue, 24 Jul 2007


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It's America's answer to the supercar. The Corvette-based Callaway C16 Speedster, the third and flagship model in the C16 lineup, will be unveiled on the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, on 19 August.

The made-to-order Speedster features a supercharged and intercooled 520kW engine, a topless cockpit with twin wind deflectors and extended headrests, carefully crafted bodywork and race-inspired chassis tuning, following the path of its spiritual predecessors, the 1990 Callaway Speedster and 1998 C12 Speedster.

"This is Callaway Cars’ most exquisite vehicle to date," said in-no-way-biased company founder Reeves Callaway. "The C16 Speedster marks our 20th anniversary with Corvette and 30th year in business, and having this statement of our passion for the automobile featured on the concept lawn at Pebble Beach is a high water mark for us."

The C16 Speedster was penned and modeled by Paul Deutschman, architect of the “Callaway look” and designer of the original 1990 Callaway Speedster. Every body panel has been redesigned in terms of style and aerodynamics, and a hand-tooled German leather interior adds exclusivity. Door sills, the steering wheel and dash area all carry signature Callaway badging. Each Speedster is tailored to the buyer’s specifications, including interior and exterior colours and a personalised build plate.

Underneath the car’s bodywork lies the Callaway supercharged, intercooled, 6.2-litre all-alloy hand-built powerplant produces 520kW and 894Nm of torque, propelling the Speedster from 0 to 100km/h in an estimated 3.2 seconds. Maximum speed of the C16 Speedster is over 330km/h.

Overall handling and road feel is transmitted by a newly developed Callaway/Eibach Multi-Pro coil-over suspension system. This joint development effort produced an advanced spring/damper system, featuring 10-position compression and rebound adjustability, allowing you to customise settings for specific road conditions.

A unique element the Speedster shares with its C16 siblings — Coupe and Cabrio — are Callaway/Dymag Carbon wheels that weigh approximately 40 percent less than the lightest aluminium wheels, significantly reducing unsprung weight for improved acceleration, cornering and braking. These TUV- and DOT-tested wheels feature forged magnesium spiders surrounded by carbon fibre rims and measure 19” x 10” front and 20” x 13” rear.

Residing behind the wheels is a Callaway/StopTech brake system, which utilises six-piston front and four-piston rear callipers gripping 355mm x 32mm rotors.

The Callaway C16 Speedster will be available for purchase in the US during the third quarter of 2007 and starts at $305 000 (that’s just over R2.0-million). Speedster No.1 of the series will be delivered to its new owner at Pebble Beach.
 
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TurboLuigi

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OOhhh.....! NICE!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to see that up close and in person.

-Luigi
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TurboLuigi

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I think it is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! :upthumbs

Are the fins and the wider rear only for the C16 Speedster or are they an overall change for 2008 and beyond? Very nice refinements.

-Luigi
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critt99

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Good question...when are we going to see a C16 in GT racing?????
 

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Definately a beautiful car. When I first saw the picture, it reminded me of the '57 Corvette SS. The cockpit and nose of both cars is very simmilar.
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Press Release:

CALLAWAY C16 SPEEDSTER
SET TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT 2007
PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE

Flagship Model in C16 Line Offers High-Speed Motoring in its Purest Form, Features Jet-Fighter Styling, 700HP Hand-Built Powerplant, Unrivaled Exclusivity

OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT (July 23, 2007) - Callaway Cars today announced it will unveil the C16 Speedster, the third and flagship model in the C16 lineup, on the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, August 19, 2007.

The made-to-order C16 Speedster represents a pinnacle in American supercar design. The supercharged and intercooled 700 horsepower Callaway exotic produces class leading power, a topless cockpit with twin wind deflectors and extended headrests, exquisite bodywork and race-inspired chassis tuning. Much like its spiritual predecessors, the 1990 Callaway Speedster and 1998 C12 Speedster, the latest C16 Speedster offers a visceral open air driving experience unlike any other.

"This is Callaway Cars' most exquisite vehicle to date," said company founder Reeves Callaway. "The C16 Speedster marks our 20thanniversary with Corvette and 30th year in business, and having this statement of our passion for the automobile featured on the concept lawn at Pebble Beach is a high water mark for us."

The C16 Speedster was penned and modeled by Paul Deutschman, architect of the "Callaway look" and designer of the original 1990 Callaway Speedster. Every body panel has been redesigned to speak to style and aerodynamics, and a hand-tooled German leather interior adds exclusivity. Door sills, the steering wheel and dash area all carry signature Callaway badging. Each Speedster is tailored to the buyer's specifications, including interior and exterior colors and a personalized build plate.

Underneath the car's stunning bodywork lies the heart of a racecar. The Callaway supercharged, intercooled, 6.2L all-alloy hand-built powerplant produces 700hp and 660lb-ft of torque, propelling the Speedster from 0 to 60 in an estimated 3.2 seconds. Maximum velocity of the C16 Speedster is over 210 mph.

Overall handling and road feel is transmitted by a newly developed Callaway/Eibach Multi-Pro coil-over suspension system. This joint development effort produced an advanced spring/damper system, featuring 10-position compression and rebound adjustability, allowing the driver to customize settings for specific road conditions.

A unique element the Speedster shares with its C16 siblings - Coupe and Cabrio - are Callaway/Dymag Carbon wheels that weigh approximately 40-percent less than the lightest aluminum wheels, significantly reducing unsprung weight for improved acceleration, cornering and braking. These TUV- and DOT-tested wheels feature forged magnesium spiders surrounded by carbon fiber rims and measure 19" x 10" front and 20" x 13" rear. Residing behind the wheels is a Callaway / StopTech brake system, which utilizes 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers gripping 355mm x 32 mm rotors.

The Callaway C16 Speedster will be available for purchase in the Fall of 2007 and starts at $305,000 USD. Speedster No.1 of the series will be delivered to its new owner at Pebble Beach.
 

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Whoaaaaa... I'm definitely digging the heritage cues from the '80s/90s Corvette aerobody (the testarossa-like slits in the vents). :upthumbs
 
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Wonder, does it take re-certification by DOT for such changes in the windscreen?...cannot wait to see the real thing....
 

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STRIKING...... more of the best is GOOD. The extension of the hood bulge into the area of the windscreen seperation works very well for me. My question is does it have a "water fall" in the front as it does between the seat backs? The bottom line is I WANT ONE
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I just read the article, do we know who the new owner is? Is it someone here? :W
 

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Interesting how the "Staff Reporter" from the earlier post (#1) was able to get the story, virtually line for line - almost identical as the press release ;)


Good read!:upthumbs




Press Release:

CALLAWAY C16 SPEEDSTER
SET TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT 2007
PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE

Flagship Model in C16 Line Offers High-Speed Motoring in its Purest Form, Features Jet-Fighter Styling, 700HP Hand-Built Powerplant, Unrivaled Exclusivity

OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT (July 23, 2007) - Callaway Cars today announced it will unveil the C16 Speedster, the third and flagship model in the C16 lineup, on the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, August 19, 2007.

The made-to-order C16 Speedster represents a pinnacle in American supercar design. The supercharged and intercooled 700 horsepower Callaway exotic produces class leading power, a topless cockpit with twin wind deflectors and extended headrests, exquisite bodywork and race-inspired chassis tuning. Much like its spiritual predecessors, the 1990 Callaway Speedster and 1998 C12 Speedster, the latest C16 Speedster offers a visceral open air driving experience unlike any other.

"This is Callaway Cars' most exquisite vehicle to date," said company founder Reeves Callaway. "The C16 Speedster marks our 20thanniversary with Corvette and 30th year in business, and having this statement of our passion for the automobile featured on the concept lawn at Pebble Beach is a high water mark for us."

The C16 Speedster was penned and modeled by Paul Deutschman, architect of the "Callaway look" and designer of the original 1990 Callaway Speedster. Every body panel has been redesigned to speak to style and aerodynamics, and a hand-tooled German leather interior adds exclusivity. Door sills, the steering wheel and dash area all carry signature Callaway badging. Each Speedster is tailored to the buyer's specifications, including interior and exterior colors and a personalized build plate.

Underneath the car's stunning bodywork lies the heart of a racecar. The Callaway supercharged, intercooled, 6.2L all-alloy hand-built powerplant produces 700hp and 660lb-ft of torque, propelling the Speedster from 0 to 60 in an estimated 3.2 seconds. Maximum velocity of the C16 Speedster is over 210 mph.

Overall handling and road feel is transmitted by a newly developed Callaway/Eibach Multi-Pro coil-over suspension system. This joint development effort produced an advanced spring/damper system, featuring 10-position compression and rebound adjustability, allowing the driver to customize settings for specific road conditions.

A unique element the Speedster shares with its C16 siblings - Coupe and Cabrio - are Callaway/Dymag Carbon wheels that weigh approximately 40-percent less than the lightest aluminum wheels, significantly reducing unsprung weight for improved acceleration, cornering and braking. These TUV- and DOT-tested wheels feature forged magnesium spiders surrounded by carbon fiber rims and measure 19" x 10" front and 20" x 13" rear. Residing behind the wheels is a Callaway / StopTech brake system, which utilizes 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers gripping 355mm x 32 mm rotors.

The Callaway C16 Speedster will be available for purchase in the Fall of 2007 and starts at $305,000 USD. Speedster No.1 of the series will be delivered to its new owner at Pebble Beach.
 

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I like the idea that the bulge from the hood continues inside into the centre console (or something) I don't like the two little windows but maybe that is because our summer this year is 6 weeks of rain :(.
For the front window I would like to see something like the Jaguar XK180 concept car. One window but it has the same idea as the two little windows. What do you guys think? (Also would be much better with the side windows up ;) )

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Groeten Peter
 
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The Callaway supercharged, intercooled, 6.2L all-alloy hand-built powerplant produces 700hp and 660lb-ft of torque, propelling the Speedster from 0 to 60 in an estimated 3.2 seconds. Maximum velocity of the C16 Speedster is over 210 mph.

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