Back in 2013, Corvette tuner extraordinaire Callaway unveiled a shooting brake concept based on the C7 Corvette.
Since then, Callaway has been gauging market interest and further developing the design.
The folks at BoldRide noticed that Callaway has on its website confirmed that the conversion will be available starting in the fourth quarter of 2016. Callaway has told Motor Authority a production-ready example will be shown soon.
The conversion will only be available for the Corvette’s coupe bodystyle and should the owner wish the process can be reversed. It will consist of a single element made from carbon fiber that attaches to the rear of the car. It will also have a hatch that provides easy access to the Corvette’s trunk.
Since Callaway is a specialist constructor with close ties to OEMs, similar to Alpina (BMW), Mountune (Ford) and Ruf (Porsche), the conversion will be to the same standard as the cars coming out of the factory. Pricing is yet to be finalized but will be less than $15,000, Callaway has confirmed.
The conversion will essentially make the Corvette a shooting brake; a coupe with the tail end of a wagon. Think of it as a budget American alternative to the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] FF, or the equally custom Aston Martin-based Bertone Jet, although Callaway states that you won't be able to squeeze in an extra pair of seats to form a 2+2 configuration.
The order books are now open.