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2014 Corvette-Based AeroWagon Concept

Want a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray but need a bit more cargo space? Callaway Cars may have the answer with this AeroWagon concept. Callaway has a long history of modifying Corvettes, both for better performance by way of new suspension parts and superchargers, and also with bespoke bodywork.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette c7 Stingray AeroWagon by Callaway

2014 Chevrolet Corvette c7 Stingray AeroWagon by Callaway


The AeroWagon is based on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, but with new carbon-fiber bodywork after of the seats which creates a dramatic shooting break design. With its squat proportions and the way the low roofline angles down toward the flared rear fenders, the AeroWagon concept looks similar to a Ferrari FF in profile.

Callaway representative told us that the AeroWagon would have an opening rear hatch and more cargo room than a standard 2014 Corvette. All the additional bodywork is made from carbon-fiber and would be constructed at Callaway’s carbon-fiber facility in Santa Ana, California. The body was penned by company designer Paul Deutschman.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette c7 Stingray AeroWagon by Callaway

2014 Chevrolet Corvette c7 Stingray AeroWagon by Callaway

Although it is officially just a design study for now, Callaway has already received calls from customers interested in buying the AeroWagon. It could go on sale as soon as this fall, and the company projects a cost of no more than $15,000 for the conversion.

Callaway is also working on upgrades including new wheels, suspension, brakes, and engine performance for the C7 Corvette. Those could potentially be installed on a customer’s AeroWagon, or on any standard 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe or convertible.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray


True, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray has always been an icon of American design, but this time, Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and design director Tom Peters had to take things the next step, producing a vehicle that could challenge and beat the best the Germans and Italians could throw at it.

We’ll get to the specifics of its genetic makeup and appearance in a minute, but for now, you’ll want to focus on these key bits: The all-new LT1 small-block V8 holds on to the same 6.2-liter displacement as the C6, here producing 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque backed by either a seven-speed manual or a six-speed paddleshift automatic. And although GM has yet to release the car’s weight (we only know it won’t be under 3,000 pounds as previously rumored), it’s promising a better power-to-weight ratio than the Porsche 911 Carrera and Audi R8. In fact, Chevy pledges the C7 Stingray will run from 0-60 in less than four seconds and Z51 Performance Package examples will achieve cornering grip of over one g right out of the box. Further, 60-0 braking distances are said to be consistent with that of the outgoing Grand Sport and so are its lap times – impressive for a standard model.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray

The C7’s profile is the same basic view that’s been around since the C4, with one big exception – the institution of a secondary side window, something not seen on a Corvette since 1962. The move was necessitated by air intakes mounted atop the rear fenders that feed the rear-mounted heat exchangers on automatic or Z51-equipped models (more on both in a moment). The ducts also mean the backlight is no longer a wraparound piece of glass, it’s more flat and tapered. Otherwise, the side view is the same long dash-to-axle layout, albeit again, with more muscled contours to the skin, particularly in the body’s lower third.

The biggest change aesthetically to the C7 is undoubtedly its rear end, which is utterly unlike any Corvette before it. It’s likely to be the new design’s biggest source of controversy, as well – there’s no getting around it, the unusual taillamp treatment is going to be the crux of most styling discussions. Not only are the quad lenses not round, they are clustered together tightly, angular and have real depth and interest thanks in part to their lens internals and because they are surrounded by unusual new vents. There are new vents in the extremities of the blacked-out bumper, too, all part of a massively reworked aerodynamics strategy that has been “blatantly lifted from the C6R” racecar. Combined with the new side window and roofline, we almost see a bit of Nissan GT-R in the shallow rear three-quarter view, but there’s plenty here that’s distinctive, including four Howitzer-sized exhaust outlets.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Interior

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Interior

So the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 figures to weigh more-or-less the same as the C6, but engineers says they’ve taken pains to locate the weight in the right places to ensure 50/50 weight distribution. That means splurging on things like the carbon roof and hood panels to assure a lower center of gravity, but also means using lighter sheet-molded compound for the fenders, doors and rear quarters, not to mention advanced carbon-nano composite underbody panels. Together, those changes account for a weight loss of around 37 pounds…

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