This 1998 Callaway C12 is based on a Chevrolet Corvette and has been wildly worked over making it indistinguishable from the original C5 Vette..
Callaway has been tuning vehicles for over 40 years and this C12 is their crown jewel. The exterior is clean with circular headlights behind a glass shield. The side profile has two matching air vents and the Corvettes trademark circular taillights have been replaced with a design that has more dimension to them. I really like the exterior which has an integrated front splitter and still looks fresh even though this car is 16 years old.
The body work is produced from Carbon Fiber/Kevlar and is not only strong but saves a lot of weight. The C12 is roughly 5 inches wider than a Corvette the clean design does a good job of hiding the extra width.
The engine is the tried and true LS1 6.2L V8 but has been upgraded with the Callaway “Supernatural” engine upgrade and now makes 480hp. It ran 0-60 in the low 4 second range which was comparable to the Dodge Viper GTS at the time. The power output might not seem like a lot today with family cars in the 400hp range but this was an extreme amount of power in the late ’90s and this C12 was considered a supercar.
This C12 has less than 9k miles on the odometer and has been used as a model in the Microsoft game “Project Gotham Racing”. It is #7 of 19 manufactured and the car is currently being sold by Lingenfelter Motorsports in Michigan with an asking price of $165k.
From the seller
480 Horsepower LS1
– 6.2 Liter LS1
– 6 Speed Manual Transmission
– 8,664 Miles
– 6.2 Liter “Supernatural” Callaway Engine Upgrade
– Carbon Fiber Callaway C12 Body
– Interior Upholstery Upgraded
– #007 of 19 Manufactured by Callaway Cars Inc.
– 19” AZEV Type E Wheels
– Pirelli P Zero Asymmetrical Tires
– Modeled for Microsoft Game “Project Gotham Racing” for Xbox