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Callaway Vehicles is a specialty automobile producer specializing in efficiency packages for GM automobiles, most famously the Corvette. Sometimes, Callaway installs its elements and packages, and the automobiles are offered by GM sellers, full with warranties and branded as Callaway. Nevertheless, Callaway Vehicles did not begin out specializing in GM automobiles.
The story began in 1973 when Reeves Callaway started working as a driving teacher at Bob Bondurant’s racing faculty. The college began educating with the E21 technology BMW 320i and Callaway realized the automobile had extra potential. He developed a prototype turbocharger system for the 320i and, following publicity from Automotive and Driver, began producing a equipment for the BMW neighborhood.
Callaway constructed the enterprise up from scratch and fashioned Callaway Vehicles in 1977, constructing turbocharger kits for the main German manufacturers. His success led to Alfa Romeo commissioning the corporate to construct a souped-up model of its 2.5-liter GTV-6 coupe, which then gained consideration from GM’s Chief Engineer for the Corvette, Dave McLellan. That led to the Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette, offered by choose GM sellers as a Common Manufacturing Choice (RPO), and the legendary Callaway Sledgehammer automobile.