WASHINGTON, D.C. - Callaway Cars, the small volume high-performance vehicle manufacturer based in Old Lyme, Connecticut has announced that they have developed a new Twin Turbo Speedster concept car and will be debuting it at the Greater Los Angeles auto Show, January 5-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Reeves Callaway, President of Callaway Cars, made the announcement at the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) November 8 meeting. he stated that production plans for the Speedster will be announced in Los Angeles.
The Callaway Twin Turbo Speedster, like the Callaway Twin Turbo coupe and convertible is derived from a stock Corvette, but includes significant engineering and stylistic modifications.
One key feature, incorporated by Callaway designer Paul Deutschman, is a special wraparound glass windshield which extends the length of the doors to the driver and passenger headrests. This low-cut windscreen offers both the classic "speedster" appearance as well as the clean, aerodynamic function of the '90s. Also part of the Callaway Speedster will be the stylish AerobodyTM, a new 450 hp configuration of the Twin Turbo engine, and new dual hood scoops which will be featured on all Callaway vehicles in 1991.
Callaway remarked that he has always admired the speedster styling. "We designed this car with the idea of continuing the tradition of coachbuilt American speedsters," he said. "Paige, Stanley, Stutz, Studebaker and Auburn speedsters have been an influential part of the American car history -- this is our entry."
Another goal for developing the speedster relates to Callaway Cars' status as a small-volume manufacturer.
"We take our manufacturer status (as certified by the Environmental Protection Agency) very seriously and, like other manufacturers such as General Motors and Ford, we realize that we need to initiate plans for the future," Callaway noted. "The Speedster is one means of evaluating possible directions for the expansion of the Callaway line."
Callaway Cars is manufacturer of the Callaway Twin Turbo corvette, the fastest production car on the road today. This vehicle, which is capable of reaching a top speed in excess of 191 mph, may be ordered from Chevrolet as a regular production option (B2K) on stock Corvettes, or through the newly-established Callaway dealer network.
The Callaway Speedster is the latest development from the company which, in addition to the Twin Turbo, designed and developed the cylinder heads for the new Aston Martin Virage.
For more information on the Callaway Twin Turbo Speedster, contact Callaway Cars at (203) 434-9002.