Corvette tuner Callaway is to put its Corvette shooting brake, named the Callaway AeroWagon, into production.
The new shooting brake, which is based on the latest Corvette C7, features a rear hatch formed from carbonfibre using an advanced moulding process. The firm has not revealed the increase in luggage capacity, but claims it will be “significant”.
Due to the Corvette’s chassis layout, a four-seat option will not be offered. The standard cabin will remain, although Callaway will offer a teak boot floor with stainless steel inserts, as well as upgraded carpets and leather side panels.
The AeroWagon configuration retains the standard C7 Corvette’s rear valance and tail-lights. Callaway has confirmed a four-door version will not be produced.
Callaway originally claimed the AeroWagon to be capable of more than 200mph, 10mph more than the standard car. Production versions of the AeroWagon are expected to perform much like the standard C7 on which they are based though, due to the only difference being a slightly lower drag coefficient.
It's thought that Callaway will soon offer upgrade packages for the C7, however, which could deliver a significant enough boost in performance to push the C7's top speed past 200mph.
The Connecticut-based company is yet to confirm exact specifications, but says the AeroWagon package can be specified on standard Corvettes and models already modified by the company.
The AeroWagon conversion is expected to cost around $15,000 (£9250) and can be supplied by Callaway or retrofitted to customer cars.