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Callaway's Corvette C7 GT3-R Spec Racer Looks Downright Terrifying

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Earlier this week, Callaway Competition showed off its Corvette C7 GT3-R at the ADAC GT Masters Season Finale at the Hockenheimring in Germany. It’s got a huge wing, tons of carbon fiber, a sweet ducted cooling module and vents all over the place. This thing oozes with engineering goodness.

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Illustration for article titled Callaways Corvette C7 GT3-R Spec Racer Looks Downright Terrifying

We all think of Callaway as the guys who tune batshit insane Chevys like the 540 horsepower Silverado. But boy do they do much more than that. Think of Callaway as a company filled with some of the nerdiest racing engineers on the planet. These guys know vehicle dynamics textbooks like the back of their hands.

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Callaway’s got four groups that do everything from design carbon components for the military to build high performance variants of production cars to develop Corvette race cars for FIA GT3 and ADAC GT Masters. They’re total nerds. Here’s a video showing a few of them spazzing out about their new sweet GT3 race car:

Callaway Cars’s Germany-based team called Callaway Competition built this 600 horsepower C7 GT3R for racing duty next year. Making those ponies is a 6.2L V8 (no surprise there) mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters. Callaway says the GT3R exceeded their performance objectives and that it’s “future proof.” Needless to say, we can’t wait to see this thing in action.

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See more pics on Callaway’s site.

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james-thomas
james-thomas

tons of carbon fiber

ironically oxymoronic?