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Callaway Celebrates GM Collaboration with Limited Edition 2022 “B2K 35th Anniversary” Corvette

GM and Callaway are introducing a new, limited-edition 2022 “B2K 35th Anniversary” Stingray, commemorating the anniversary of the Callaway/Corvette collaboration.

by Bradan Donaldson
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GM and Callaway are introducing a new, limited-edition 2022 “B2K 35th Anniversary” Stingray, commemorating the anniversary of the Callaway/Corvette collaboration.

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.

1987 Callaway CorvetteThis would be the first time that GM had allowed a factory orderable performance upgrade to a Corvette that was not a GM factory upgrade.

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:


Only thirty-five “B2K 35th Anniversary Edition” 2022 Callaway Corvettes are scheduled for production with the RPO PCY package, complementing the mid-engine Z51-equipped Stingray for 2022.Callaway and Chevrolet Announce Limited Edition Corvette C8

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 Carbon Front Splitter Slightly larger than OE offerings, attaches to OE mounting points. Dive plane-inspired features integrate with outer ends of front fascia.

Callaway Carbon Front Splitter
Slightly larger than OE offerings, attaches to OE mounting points. Dive plane-inspired features integrate with outer ends of front fascia.

 

 Callaway Carbon Rocker Panel Extensions Understated, full-length design keeps airflow directed away from falling underneath the rear of the vehicle, minimizing lift, drag and helping aid rear diffuser’s effectiveness. Carbon fiber weave orientation matches that of the other carbon components.

Callaway Carbon Rocker Panel Extensions
Understated, full-length design keeps airflow directed away from falling underneath the rear of the vehicle, minimizing lift, drag and helping aid rear diffuser’s effectiveness. Carbon fiber weave orientation matches that of the other carbon components.

 

 Callaway Carbon Slot Gap Rear Spoiler Features a raised center section that has a wing-element profile, while the outer portions function as traditional spoiler elements. End-cap “winglets” complement the C8’s sharp styling features, and help control airflow at the extremities of the car. Spoiler has more rearward extension, making best use of the pressure differential at the back of the car. Center wing profile is low drag and promotes cleaner airflow over rear engine compartment hatch, and also works in conjunction with the rear diffuser to minimize lift at less expense of drag.

Callaway Carbon Slot Gap Rear Spoiler
Features a raised center section that has a wing-element profile, while the outer portions function as traditional spoiler elements. End-cap “winglets” complement the C8’s sharp styling features, and help control airflow at the extremities of the car. Spoiler has more rearward extension, making best use of the pressure differential at the back of the car. Center wing profile is low drag and promotes cleaner airflow over rear engine compartment hatch, and also works in conjunction with the rear diffuser to minimize lift at less expense of drag.

 

 Callaway Carbon Diffuser Assembly Complementing the new center-exit exhaust tips, the diffuser was designed to reduce turbulence and drag at the rear of the vehicle and provide ample cooling airflow around the exhaust system, all while looking the part in its perfectly-tailored carbon-fiber suit. It also houses the signature Callaway emblem in either chrome or carbon flash black metallic. The tow-hook cover is also molded in weave-matching carbon fiber and is magnetically-retained into the diffuser.

Callaway Carbon Diffuser Assembly
Complementing the new center-exit exhaust tips, the diffuser was designed to reduce turbulence and drag at the rear of the vehicle and provide ample cooling airflow around the exhaust system, all while looking the part in its perfectly-tailored carbon-fiber suit. It also houses the signature Callaway emblem in either chrome or carbon flash black metallic. The tow-hook cover is also molded in weave-matching carbon fiber and is magnetically-retained into the diffuser.

 

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.

Callaway Double-D Exhaust SystemRemoving 40 lbs of mass from behind the rear axle is also beneficial to vehicle handling dynamics.

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.

Callaway Forged C8 Corvette Wheel in Bronze

Callaway Forged C8 Corvette Wheel in Bronze

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.

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Callaway Interior Group


 Callaway Exterior Badging  Chrome rear diffuser emblem standard, with optional carbon flash black metallic emblem available. Carbon flash black metallic quarter panel emblems with optional chrome emblem set available. Carbon fiber wheel center caps. 35th Anniversary wreath etched onto lower rear glass.


Callaway Exterior Badging
Chrome rear diffuser emblem standard, with optional carbon flash black metallic emblem available. Carbon flash black metallic quarter panel emblems with optional chrome emblem set available. Carbon fiber wheel center caps. 35th Anniversary wreath etched onto lower rear glass.

 

 Callaway Corvette Car Cover  Stretchy, flannel-lined satin car cover with 35th Anniversary wreath embroidery.


Callaway Corvette Car Cover
Stretchy, flannel-lined satin car cover with 35th Anniversary wreath embroidery.

 

 B2K 35th Anniversary Edition Authentication Documentation Package  Leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity, serialized. Includes 35th Anniversary swag.


B2K 35th Anniversary Edition Authentication Documentation Package
Leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity, serialized. Includes 35th Anniversary swag.

 

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
price $34,960.


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

For more details and pictures, visit: Callaway Cars

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