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Callaway Resumes Development of Corvette C7 GT3

Callaway to pursue development of the Corvette C7 GT3…

Corvette C7 GT3

Callaway Competition will pursue development of the Corvette C7 GT3, which is now scheduled to hit the marketplace by 2016.

Last July, the German company received authorization from General Motors to develop and build a GT3-spec Corvette C7.

However, the project was put on hold at the end of last year due to the emerging new GT regulations, as a common chassis between ‘GT+’ and ‘GT’ would have meant that Pratt & Miller would most likely built the chassis.

With GT Convergence now out of the way and GT3 set to stay as is, Callaway Competition has resumed the development of the Corvette C7 GT3.

With the initial timeframe of getting the car ready for the 2015 Balance of Performance test at Michelin’s Ladoux track in September now out of the window, the team is aiming to complete an extensive testing program next year before entering the car in competition in 2016.

Callaway is still competing with four of its Corvette Z06.R GT3s in the German ADAC GT Masters, were it most recently scored two victories at the Red Bull Ring and currently lies fifth in the drivers’ standings with Daniel Keilwitz halfway through the season.

Vincent Wouters (@VinceWouters) is a Belgium-based sports car racing reporter, providing coverage primarily of the Blancpain GT Series.


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