Callaway Cars in collaboration with Chevrolet will celebrate the 25th-anniversary of the B2K Callaway Corvette by producing 25 uniquely prepared Corvette Grand Sports for 2012. For this occasion, Chevrolet has reinstated the Regular Production Option (RPO) B2K (nothing to do with the R&B group), which was originally offered between 1987–1991.
The B2K is notable because it features Callaway’s twin-turbo kit, which became a factory option on the ‘87 corvette. The twin-turbo system that was made for the 87–91 B2K Corvette is one of the main reasons Callaway has become a well-known Corvette tuner. The original B2K-optioned Corvette produced 345 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to reach a top speed of 178 mph but requiring more than $50,000 to purchase. Fortunately, during its time, the $50,000 Corvette’s performance was in the same category as Ferrari and Lamborghini vehicles costing nearly triple the price.
The 2012 25th-anniversary limited-edition Callaway Corvette RPO B2K will be built at Chevrolet’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant in April of this year. After that, they will be shipped to one of Callaway’s facilities, where each vehicle will be equipped with a Callaway supercharger, exhaust system, suspension components, carbon-fiber body kit, Callaway wheels and tires, specific badges, and more.
The 2012 25th-anniversary limited-edition Callaway Corvette will be unveiled at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green on April 23, 2012.
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