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Old 03-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Callaway designs a 2014 Corvette Stingray shooting brake

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"The Callaway name is synonymous with truly unique Corvettes, with one only having to look at past creations, such as the Callaway C16 Speedster of 2007, for an idea of the types of masterpieces the company can come up with.

With the reveal of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, it appears Callaway founder Reeves Callaway and his crew in Old Lyme, Connecticut just couldn’t help themselves from designing another stunning custom Corvette.

This time, Callaway has gone with a shooting brake bodystyle for the Corvette, which, if this early rendering is anything to go by, lends itself rather wheel to the lines of the latest C7 generation.

The shooting brake bodystyle, traditionally a coupe with the tail of a wagon, has undergone a strong resurgence of late, appearing on a number of concepts and product cars in the recent past.

We must admit that Callaway’s take on the design is particularly handsome and we hope the company ends up building one once it finally gets its hands on one of the new Corvettes.

Callaway says its Corvette Stingray shooting brake, dubbed the AeroWagon, will be produced if demand is sufficient. The company is currently taking orders for the vehicle and says the option should cost no more than $15,000.

The rear hatch will feature carbon fiber structural components developed using Callaway’s proprietary Resin Transfer Molding process, so it should be both lightweight and strong.

Callaway also says its AeroWagon will be capable of speeds in excess of 200 mph, though it’s not clear what drivetrain is required. The 2014 Corvette Stingray, which features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine rated at an estimated 450 horsepower, is unlikely to have a top speed above 200 mph, though future versions of the car certainly will.

We’ll bring you the first photos of Callaway’s new AeroWagon as soon as we get our hands on them. If production goes as plans, the first Callaway AeroWagons will be delivered by the fourth quarter of the year."


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Old 03-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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Eh...

Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake's probably the best looking out of all of them.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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I can't imagine this option costing less than 15000 dollars.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #4
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who in their right mind would buy that?
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #6
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There's a long history of these Shooting Brake concepts, creations & renders...













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Old 03-16-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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I just don''t get this, the Panamera, FF or any of the other AMC Pacer look alikes.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #9
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There's also a long history of station wagons. Both went away.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:39 PM   #10
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There's also a long history of station wagons. Both went away.
Yup, especially in the US of A. Wagons/Avants/Estates and Shooting Breaks or Brakes are more popular overseas... in Europe, Asia, etc... even with cult followings. But as for the C7, it's fine as-is in either coupe or convertible versions. In any case Callaway will still likely end up selling a few number of these SB models.
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hmmm idk how i feel with that..
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Can someone explain the "Shooting Brake" phrase?
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Can someone explain the "Shooting Brake" phrase?


You have wiki... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting-brake

You have the Free Dictionary online... http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shooting+brake

And you have Jalopnik's... (basically a 2-door station wagon) http://jalopnik.com/5872197/why-is-i...-station-wagon
"Shooting brake has a more interesting etymology. In my head, since shooting brakes tend to be fast, 2-door sportscar/wagon hybrids, I assumed "shooting" was a reference to speed. It's not. It's more a reference to things like formal, ritual fox slaughter, as "shooting" refers to a car to carry shooting parties. As in groups of upper class folks with rifles, out for a jaunty day of killing things. The "break" or "brake" part comes from a particular sort of carriage chassis used to "break" willful horses. The French use of "break" for a station wagon is basically the same, coming from the French term break de chasse, or "hunting break."
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ADMIN-Please remove this euro-family wagon from the main page. Makes me want to cry.
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