Callaway Camaro SC572 – Camaro Upgraded… And Done Proper!
Corvette tuner extraordinaire Callaway has finally taken the Camaro into the lab. And, just like Dexter they took their time but came up with pure magic. Yes, the result is more than satisfactory for any muscle/sports car fan out there, pleases the most picky luxury drivers and yes, it’s supercharged. Serious competition for the Hennessey‘s HPE550 and SLP’s ZL575.
We picked the manual, for true sports fans out there, you can also get the Callaway Camaro SC552, which is automatic, and basically looks the same.
So back to our manual tuned Camaro: this is what the Camaro is all about in the first place. Sure, the Camaro SS shipped with some 400 hp (automatic version), but given the weight and rough suspension system of the standard Camaro, that’s not enough. Not at all.
Thing brings us to the first addition Callaway tuners have brought: more power. The SC572 is based on the LS3 and with the help of a supercharger makes 572 hp, making it some 146 horses more deadly than the Chev, with torque up by 121 to net 541 lb-ft. Sounds good, give me more numbers. Sure: 0-60 mph happens in a mind blowing 3.9 seconds, and 11.9 seconds to the 120 mph line. Super-car standards if you ask us…
Callaway wisely replaced the balky, inaccurate stock shifter with a short-throw setup. Reviewers described the shifts as quick and precise – exactly what’s needed in a serious performance car. Even if you have no interest in what Callaway’s selling, any current Camaro owners out there would be crazy not to install this short throw kit in their rides.
How can we not mention the Eibach suspension pieces, mounted on all Callaway Camaros? The suspension system offers feedback, in addition to being just perfect and keeping the car glued to that asphalt. Callaway made sure of this by also fitting the SC572 Camaro with some serious stoppers: six-piston calipers clamping onto huge 15-inch rotors in front and four-piston calipers on 14-inch rotors at the rear.
Ok, before the picture gallery, let’s not skip the price part. You’ll be flushing out some $32,000 or so, extra from the price tag of a Chevrolet Camaro. We’re talking around $64,000 total. Double, but the car is three times better so.. you do the math. But be sure to head on to this quick link of full specs for the Callway Camaro SC572 and SC552 before you do.