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    Corvette Shooting Brake, anyone?


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    The Callaway name is synonymous with truly unique Corvettes, with one only having to look at past creations, such as the Callaway C16 Speedster of 2007, for an idea of the types of masterpieces the company can come up with.

    With the reveal of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, it appears Callaway founder Reeves Callaway and his crew in Old Lyme, Connecticut just couldn’t help themselves from designing another stunning custom Corvette.

    This time, Callaway has gone with a shooting brake bodystyle for the Corvette, which, if this early rendering is anything to go by, lends itself rather wheel to the lines of the latest C7 generation.

    The shooting brake bodystyle, traditionally a coupe with the tail of a wagon, has undergone a strong resurgence of late, appearing on a number of concepts and product cars in the recent past.

    We must admit that Callaway’s take on the design is particularly handsome and we hope the company ends up building one once it finally gets its hands on one of the new Corvettes.

    Callaway says its Corvette Stingray shooting brake, dubbed the AeroWagon, will be produced if demand is sufficient. The company is currently taking orders for the vehicle and says the option should cost no more than $15,000.

    The rear hatch will feature carbon fiber structural components developed using Callaway’s proprietary Resin Transfer Molding process, so it should be both lightweight and strong.

    Callaway also says its AeroWagon will be capable of speeds in excess of 200 mph, though it’s not clear what drivetrain is required. The 2014 Corvette Stingray, which features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine rated at an estimated 450 horsepower, is unlikely to have a top speed above 200 mph, though future versions of the car certainly will.

    We’ll bring you the first photos of Callaway’s new AeroWagon as soon as we get our hands on them. If production goes as plans, the first Callaway AeroWagons will be delivered by the fourth quarter of the year.
    That's not half bad, actually.
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    I think it looks great, but I've always thought the Corvette lent itself well to a shooting brake/wagon/estate:

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    I wouldn't go hunting in a Corvette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    I think it looks great, but I've always thought the Corvette lent itself well to a shooting brake/wagon/estate:

    This is the one I immediately thought of:
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    Agreed!

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    Great, you'll finally be able to fit 2 sets of golf clubs in your supercar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepitko View Post
    Great, you'll finally be able to fit 2 sets of golf clubs in your supercar.
    I believe you've been able to do this with the standard Corvette for some time. Also the Acura NSX as demonstrated by Jeremy Clarkson.

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    The best looking variant of the upcoming C7. DO IT!!
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    I adore this. Thank you Callaway. I can only hope it comes with a pair of beautiful hand made shotguns in the boot/trunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emarline View Post
    Exactly
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    You mean two cars of the same style look rather similar? Mind = blown.

    I think the 'Vette version looks better anyway. Less shoe-like.
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    I was just about to comment on the same thing. "Okay...your point being?"
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    my point is, the vette looks alot like a Ferrari from the start and now this. Im just pointing it out is all
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    My god, I want this. If only to treat the recurrent priapism
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    Quote Originally Posted by British/Columbian View Post
    My god, I want this. If only to treat the recurrent priapism
    So you're going to treat the recurrent priapism by getting something that makes it permanent?
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