Callaway Cars of Old Lyme, CT and Temecula, CA has had a long and fruitful relationship with General Motors and the Corvette for years.
Relying on the art of forced induction and an incredible eye for design and luxury, Callaway Cars formed a unique relationship with General Motors when they announced a formal Regular Production Option (RPO) B2K option for the Corvette starting in 1987 and lasting until 1991.
When a customer selected that option on a Corvette order sheet, the car was built at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant and shipped to Callaway in Old Lyme for a special twin-turbo conversion. Once tested and completed, the car was then shipped to the ordering dealer and then to the customer.
This option also allowed the car to be repaired at a Chevy dealer under the vehicle’s original warranty.
RPO B2K made an official return in 2012 to commemorate its 25th Anniversary. Callaway announced that only 25 special 2012 Corvettes would be built with the option, however according to our Corvette production numbers for that year, only 14 were reported by GM.
Today, Callaway Cars announced that they’re celebrating their Corvette collaboration with a special 35th Anniversary Edition Corvette with only 35 set to be built.
Below is the official press release from the company:
Callaway and Corvette announce Regular Production Option (RPO) PCY to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the RPO B2K Callaway Corvette program.
For the 2022 model year, RPO PCY specifies the Chevrolet “B2K 35th Anniversary Package” on Corvette order documents, vehicle build sheets, and Monroney/window labels. The RPO code also allows ordering by any Callaway Authorized Chevrolet Dealer in North America.
Callaway and Corvette have been performance partners for 35 years. RPO B2K was issued in 1987 for the Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette, and again in 2012 for the limited-edition 25th Anniversary Callaway Corvette. Callaway is the GM authorized constructor and homologation holder of the Corvette C7 GT3-R race car program through the Callaway Competition facility in Germany.
B2K 35th Anniversary Edition Standard Equipment
Callaway Carbon Fiber Aerodynamic Group
Incorporating the form-follows-function principle, Callaway Carbon parts are engineered to improve stability at speed by properly managing airflow surrounding the vehicle. Only the highest quality pre-impregnated carbon fiber fabrics and clear coating formulations are used for flawless appearance with superior gloss and UV protection. Carefully-laid carbon fabric weave is matched along the vehicle’s centerline of each part, creating a distinct chevron design, a testament to meticulous craftsmanship. Each of the Callaway Carbon components are designed by Dr. Paul Deutschman, the designer of record for every Callaway project, starting with Project Sledgehammer in 1988.
Front Splitter, Rocker Panel Extensions, Slot Gap Rear Spoiler, and Diffuser Assembly create an aerodynamically balanced, low-drag, visually-striking set of enhancements.
Callaway Double-D Exhaust System
Signature Sound & Style
A lightweight, central acoustic chamber design creates a unique exhaust note; refined and mature. Internal chamber design and tube construction provide natural frequency-cancellation that otherwise creates in-cabin resonance/droning. To the bystander, it is not raucous, rather a smoother, higher-pitched note. Full T304 Stainless Steel construction, CAD-designed and TIG-welded, featuring Callaway’s signature Double-D, rolled-edge exhaust tip, a nod to the original B2K AeroBody Speedsters. The low-restriction system is also integrated with a new carbon fiber diffuser assembly, and is exposed to substantial cooling airflow, especially critical in a mid-engined configuration.
Exhaust System Assembly
• T304 stainless steel construction
• Central acoustic chamber
• Rolled Double-D exhaust tip
• Integrates with diffuser airflow
• 40 lbs lighter than OEM (-47%)
• 50-state emissions-compliant
Callaway Forged C8 Corvette Wheel Set
Strong. Light. Sophisticated.
The B2K 35th Anniversary Edition Callaway Corvette is equipped with fully-forged wheels in a refreshed nine-spoke design to complement the C8’s styling. The wheel set has been engineered to improve performance by removing over 26 lbs (12 kg) of rotational mass compared to the original equipment. Available in five finishes.
Callaway Interior Group
Callaway 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Warranty
Supplementing the factory GM warranty, Callaway covers all Callaway Corvette components and GM components that are affected by Callaway components. GM Dealers perform maintenance and warranty repairs with support from Callaway Cars.
B2K 35th Anniversary Package
B2K 35th Anniversary Edition Options
• Premium Wheel Finish, Ceramic Polished or Black Chrome PVD
• Locking Lug Nut Set, Bright Chrome or Black Chrome PVD
• Black Chrome Double-D Exhaust Tip
• Carbon Flash Black Metallic Rear Callaway Emblem
• Chrome Side Callaway Emblem Set
• National Corvette Museum Delivery
• Callaway Factory Delivery
• Thompson Speedway Club Track Delivery
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