Here’s What It Feels Like to Floor the Totally Bonkers 757-HP Corvette Station Wagon
Don’t spill your milk.
When I was a teenager, I’d play a game when driving my uncle’s 1970 Camaro, where I’d try to snap the gas pedal to the floor and let off again before the 350 small block V8 vaporized the skinny rear tires. Never succeeded.
The Callaway Corvette SC 757 has more than double that Camaro’s 350 horsepower, so it is able to do the same thing to the enormous, sticky 335/25ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rear tires.
This instantaneous tire burning gives launching the Callaway Corvette the same squirming bottle rocket trajectory on takeoff experienced in the Lamborghini Aventator Superveloce, where the car travels in the intended direction, but does some wriggling on its way there.
If that isn’t enough to put a grin on your face, then consider the ability to do that in a station wagon! OK, the Callaway Corvette AeroWagen isn’t really a station wagon, but it plays one on TV.
That’s because Callaway replaces the standard glass rear hatch on the Corvette with its own wagon-style raised roof hatch, with a more vertical rear window.
There are a couple surprises here. First is the incredible finish of the Callaway hatch and its components. Everything is as perfectly executed and color-matched as a factory product, so the AeroWagen does not look like an aftermarket modification in any way, and there is an electric defogger integrated into the rear glass.
The other surprise is that the view out the rear window, which is short enough to qualify as a fort’s gun slit rather than a car window pane, is inexplicably decent. The roof cuts a little off the top, but the driver can easily see behind the AeroWagen in the rear view mirror with no difficulty.
Otherwise, the AeroWagen is a regular Callaway Corvette SC 757. The last part of that designation refers to the car’s supercharger and its 757 horsepower, which is an increase of 107 horsepower over the Corvette Z06 on which it is based.
Callaway achieves this by replacing the Corvette’s standard supercharger with the larger 2.3-liter unit seen previously on the Corvette ZR1, along with enlarged intercoolers to chill the intake charge.
This steroidal small block rockets the AeroWagen to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and through the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. Callaway, probably on the advice of lawyers, refrains from naming a top speed and on the advice of local police, we didn’t test it.
Callaway upgrades stock Corvette Z06s to SC 757 status for $18,495, and the AeroWagen treatment costs $14,990. After the $80,490 purchase price of the Corvette, of course. I promise, you won’t be able to lift the throttle before the rear tires light up.