News about the upcoming reveal of the alluring Callaway C16 Corvette Speedster is all over the Internet except at the Callaway website itself.
According to AutoBlog, the C16 model line will grow from two models to three in mid-August. It is likely appropriate then that the new drophead coupe will debut at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the poshest car show on the continent.
As with the other models, the Speedster is powered by a supercharged and intercooled 6.2L Corvette LS2 V8, producing 700 horsepower and 660 ft-lbs. of torque. That appears to be about 84 horsepower more than one can order for a C16 Coupe or Cabrio. 0-60 takes just 3.2 seconds and the top speed is 210mph. As AutoBlog suggests, going that fast with no windshield would be an adventure, for sure.
Callaway has incorporated some bumps behind the extra tall headrests, as well, which hopefully support the car’s weight should you find yourself upside down on the tarmac. The C16 Speedster will cost $305,000 when it goes on sale in the fall.
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The beautiful Cabrio is shown above, and the Coupe below.