OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT - APRIL 19, 2011: Callaway Cars reports that their SportTruck testing and validation phase has been completed and production has commenced. New Callaway SportTruck SC450, SC490 and SC540’s are based on the 2011 Silverado 1500 and 2500HD, Avalanche, Suburban and Tahoe. The trucks join the Callaway lineup that includes the Callaway Corvette SC606 and Z06-based SC652, and Callaway Camaro SC552 and SC572 coupes and convertibles.
Callaway SportTrucks may be equipped with two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, with any Chevrolet equipment group (WT, LS, LT and LTZ), any cab style (regular, extended and crew) and any bed length (short, standard and long).
SportTruck SC450’s are equipped with 5.3L engines and are rated at 450 bhp @ 6200 rpm and 450 lb-ft of torque @ 4000 rpm. The 6.0L-equipped SC490’s produce 490 bhp @ 6200 rpm and 496 lb-ft of torque @ 4000 rpm. The 6.2L SC540’s generate 540 bhp @ 6200 rpm and 522 lb-ft of torque @ 3800 rpm. Callaway engineers were able to attain these increased power levels with virtually no reduction in fuel mileage, perfect drivability and 50-state emissions compliance.
Callaway SportTruck standard equipment includes:
- Roots-style Eaton TVS (Twin Vortices Series) Supercharger
- Liquid-to-air Intercooler, integral with intake manifold
- Carbon Fiber Injector Covers
- Increased Flow Fuel Injectors
- High Flow Intake System
- Low Restriction Exhaust System
- Callaway Badging, Exterior and Interior
- Callaway Embroidered Headrests and Floor Mats
- Callaway SportTruck Key Fobs
- Callaway Authenticity Documentation Package
- Callaway 3 Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
Popular options include ChromeCoat Supercharger Finish, Callaway Nine-Spoke Alloy Wheels, SportTruck Suspension System, Le Mans GT Brake System, SportTruck Interior Group, an extended 5 Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty and a Callaway Factory Delivery option.
Like Callaway Corvettes and Callaway Camaros, Callaway SportTrucks are prepared exclusively at Callaway’s Old Lyme, Connecticut, Santa Ana, California and Leingarten, Germany facilities. Callaway cars and trucks are sold and serviced by a network of Callaway Authorized Retailers, 26 of the best Chevrolet dealers across North America with factory-trained sales and service personnel.
MSRP for the Callaway SportTruck packages is $15,995. Production time is approximately two weeks from vehicle arrival at Callaway factories. Click here for more SportTruck product and pricing information from the Callaway Cars website.