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Callaway turns the 2014 Corvette Stingray into a wagon

Callaway turns the 2014 Corvet...
The Callaway AeroWagon package broadens the hatchback on the new Corvette
The Callaway AeroWagon package broadens the hatchback on the new Corvette
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The Callaway AeroWagon package broadens the hatchback on the new Corvette
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The Callaway AeroWagon package broadens the hatchback on the new Corvette

Chevrolet offered the first Corvette hatchback on the 1982 Collector Edition. This model and future Corvettes that repeated the hatchback feature added convenience and versatility to the sports coupe. Apparently Callaway doesn't feel that Chevy developed the hatchback enough over the past three decades and has broadened the hatchback on the new Corvette, creating a Corvette wagon.

Previous Callaway Corvette packages like the C16 focused more on performance and style, but the new AeroWagon makes utility its priority.

Callaway released a rendering last week but hasn't revealed the complete details of the package. It clearly pushes the roof line up, adding a bigger hatch and extra trunk space. The package uses carbon components and Callaway anticipates that it will create a 200 mph+ supercar with shooting brake proportions.

Callaway looks to gauge market reaction – which we can't imagine being overwhelmingly favorable – and begin building its packages once 2014 Corvette production gets underway later this year. The package will add around US$15,000 to the Corvette's sticker price and will be available through Callaway's nationwide dealership.

Love or hate the shooting brake, the 2014 Corvette does not strike us as the right vehicle for it. The extended roof clashes uncomfortably with the muscular fender-beltline. At the very least, the company should say the hell with visibility and let the roof line flow naturally into the rear fascia, rather than making a sharp downward plunge to support what we assume is a tiny rear windshield.

Source: Callaway

20 comments
Chris Maresca
I think it looks fantastic - looks like a Ferrari FF but without the sticker shock. If I was in the market for a new car, this would deserve consideration - there aren't a lot of shooting breaks on the market....
Steve Jones
Looks nice, but surely a Corvette pick-up truck would have been more in character.
Old Guy
Loved that wagon look since the PV1800. Would like to see more of this car. For the non driving purists practicality can come in degrees. Thank you Gizmag for your knowledgeable and daily articles.
Geoffrey Grinnell
Profile looks awesome. Would love to see more of it. I was putting different roofs on Corvette model cars 45 years ago. And this reminds me a little of the Volvo P1800ES back in the 70's. Might have to break the piggy bank and get me one of these!!
JDS
I love it! The idiot auto manufacturers have forsaken the Station Wagon in the U.S. while producing them for the rest of the world. For example, Hyundai makes a gorgeous Sonata wagon sold in Europe...but NO, not here in the U.S.
TheRogue1000
I vote "yes", too. I love the looks of it and it does away with the cramped feel of trying to take stuff with you which has to be carefully chosen and packed in order to fit.
Joel Smith
YES! Love it. We certainly get screwed out of wagons here in North America, not everyone wants to drive a 4x4 minivan called a cross-over.
StWils
Looks Great! The station wagon form factor will no doubt be"re-discovered" in time. However what is a "shooting brake"?
Griffin
Ummm.... Next: 4x4 pickup version with chrome roll bar and ginormous fog lights perhaps? GM/CORVETTE NEEDS TO BUILD A REAL MID-ENGINE SPORTS CAR OR THEY WILL END UP BUILDING SHINOLA LIKE THIS- IF ANYTHING!
joe1946
Does it have a 255mph top speed like the 1988 Callaway Corvette ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8dI-47Z2hI