Callaway Cars dealing with finishing American automotive legends, like the Camaro and Corvette, introduced the concept Shooting Brake version of the new generation Chevrolet Corevette.
Popularity of so called Shooting Brake body shape is clearly on the rise. First, at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 company Bertone unveiled Shooting Brake version of the Aston Martin Rapide, and the American automotive icon, model Corvette is now gone through similar treatment.
2014 Callaway AeroWagon
This special version Corevette C7 Stingray has a label AeroWagon and can be ordered from the company Callaway. The rear part of the body will be developed from carbon fiber.
Provided that it is for a sufficient number of applicants their clients have to allocate an additional $15,000 for processing models Corvette in the version AeroWagon. Callaway has announced that it will be fine tuned car capable of a top speed over 200 mph, but they did not publish details of the power unit. As a reminder, the standard version of the C7 Stingray Corevette is powered with 6.2-liter V8 engine with direct injection, power of 457 hp and 610 Nm of torque.
If they receive a sufficient number of orders for AeroWagon version, the Callaway Company expects to deliver the first cars to customers at the end of 2013.
Callaway Cars released renderings of the companys design study for a C7 Corvette-based shooting brake concept
Chevrolet took the wraps off the latest generation of its flagship sports car, debuting the all-new C7 Corvette Stingray
Also, the designers for the first time since the model C1 insert small side windows behind the B pillar. For all other generations of this part on the car has been solved by the rear window was curved and stretched along the sides of the vehicle, up to the B pillars. Progress has been made in the interior, which is dominated by the instrument panel oriented towards the driver. In fact, the whole driving position has been designed as a separate segment, and a driver with a little imagination can conceive to ride in the sports single-seate. Instead of traditional analog speedometer and rev counter, driver through the steering wheel looks great in eight inch screen that is optionally displayed different configuration tools.
For example, you can choose to display the imitation is circular rev counter, while the current speed reading through digital numbers printed in the center of the screen, while those who are used to the classic look of the instrument panel with analog gauges, can opt for this option .On the center console there is another screen that belongs to the multimedia and navigation system.
The construction of the automobile were used lightweight materials of carbon fibers. The wings and doors are made of composite and aluminum body frame. In addition to elements made of carbon fiber and aluminum details, much of the interior is covered with high quality leather.
C7 Corvette Stingray will be offered with newly developed 6.2-liter V8 engine with direct injection that is capable of delivering 457 hp and 610 Nm of torque. It will be also the most economical version of this car and will have lower fuel consumption than the current model that the factory data consumes an average of 9 l/100 km, but still the accelerate will be from 0 to 96 km / h (0-60 mph) in less than 4 seconds.
New Chevrolet Corvette Stingray arrives in dealerships in the third quarter of 2013, when it will be known and the price of this car.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm).
On August 19 a selection of rare pens will be auctioned by Bonhams in New York, headlined by some exquisite writing instruments from Dunhill-Namiki, especially the Dunhill-Namiki Lake Biwa maki-e fountain pen. Crafted using the finest Japanese lacquer techniques, the pen was created in 1930 through collaboration between Dunhill and Namiki. The pen is touted to fetch $15,000-30,000.
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