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Callaway Corvette Aerowagon headed for production

The Callaway Corvette Aerowagon add $22,995 to the price of a new \'Vette.

Famed Corvette tuner Callaway has announced the controversial Corvette Aerowagon Concept that debuted last spring has been given the green light for a short production run.

The concept was initially presented as merely a design study but Callaway changed its mind after receiving numerous phone calls from interested customers asking how they could get their hands on the car.

Based on the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the Aerowagon features a shooting brake-like silhouette thanks to a long roof line, larger side windows, an opening hatch and a more upright C-pillar. The additional body panels are crafted out of lightweight carbon fiber using an advanced molding process called Kramer Resin Transfer Molding (KRTM).

In addition to a Ferrari FF-like profile, the Aerowagon boasts more trunk space than a regular Corvette Stingray but precisely how much gear it can handle is not currently known.

Callaway claims the Aerowagon can hit a top speed of over 200 mph, about 10 mph more than the stock Stingray. The Connecticut-based firm has not detailed what modifications it has made to the Corvette's 6.2-liter 450-horsepower V8 to achieve the higher velocity.

The Callaway Corvette Aerowagon will cost $22,995 plus the price of a new 'Vette. Callaway has not mentioned how many examples it plans on building or when production is scheduled to kick off, but a complete set of details will undoubtedly emerge over the coming months.

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