Corvette station wagon the golfer's dream

18:10, Mar 23 2013

One of the problems most Chevrolet Corvettes have had in their near 60 years of existence is that unless you kick someone out of the passenger seat, you cannot carry a full-sized golf bag and clubs with you.

Callaway Cars, the Connecticut-based tuner and refettler of performance Chevrolets, which has done lots of work over the decades on Corvettes and Camaros, is looking at producing a station wagon, shooting-brake or estate-car version of the new seventh generation Stingray, solving the golfer's problem in one fell swoop. Now owners will not only be able to play golf like normal citizens, they'll also be able to take along a friend or partner and take their clubs, too.

Some are calling it the solution to a problem no-one thought they had. Callaway has come up with an aftermarket load-carrier concept for the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, which it says, results "in a unique style and increased interior space".

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.

Naming its reprofiled Corvette the AeroWagon, Callaway says the new attachment, which extends the C7's roofline and adds a more upright rear window structure and hatch, will be manufactured in Callaway's proprietary RTM process for structural carbon parts.

Callaway says the AeroWagon will be offered as an option for under NZ$21,000, and when the new design is matched with the company's other Corvette modification - its upcoming Callaway C7 powertrain, which will be more powerful than the stock Stingray - it could well be the world's fastest station wagon with a top speed of more than 322kmh (200mph).

"Based on market reaction, Callaway plans to produce the conversions coincident with the release of production C7 Corvettes this fall," a Callaway spokesman said this week. "The AeroWagon option is projected to be under US$15,000 and available through Callaway Dealers nationwide."

Stingray concept car, "Sideswipe" from the Transformers movie, outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
Stingray concept car, "Sideswipe" from the Transformers movie, outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
The 1.5 millionth Corvette outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
The 1.5 millionth Corvette outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A beautiful early-70’s Stingray in the parking lot outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A beautiful early-70’s Stingray in the parking lot outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
Every five years, Corvettes from across the US join together to make the pilgrimage to the National Corvette Museum in what is called the largest moving automotive event in the country.
Every five years, Corvettes from across the US join together to make the pilgrimage to the National Corvette Museum in what is called the largest moving automotive event in the country.
This rare 1953 Corvette, parked outside the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was one of the first 300 made.
This rare 1953 Corvette, parked outside the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was one of the first 300 made.
A 2010 Grand Sport Corvette takes off from the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
A 2010 Grand Sport Corvette takes off from the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
This 2010 Grand Sport Corvette catches some rays beneath the skydome spire at the world-famous US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
This 2010 Grand Sport Corvette catches some rays beneath the skydome spire at the world-famous US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
An exhibition called the "The World's Only Threes" outside the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, features Corvettes from 1953, 1963, 1973, 1993, 2003 and the only 1983 in existence.
An exhibition called the "The World's Only Threes" outside the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, features Corvettes from 1953, 1963, 1973, 1993, 2003 and the only 1983 in existence.
When customers order a Corvette from a dealer, they can choose to take delivery of it at the US National Corvette Museum. While in Bowling Green, Kentucky, they are often treated to a tour of the assembly plant and might get the opportunity to be the first person to start a brand new Corvette!
When customers order a Corvette from a dealer, they can choose to take delivery of it at the US National Corvette Museum. While in Bowling Green, Kentucky, they are often treated to a tour of the assembly plant and might get the opportunity to be the first person to start a brand new Corvette!

The company is already accepting pre-orders for the car on its official website. And no, while you might be thinking it, Callaway Cars is not the Callaway that makes hard-hitting golf clubs, but we do understand the connection.

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