CALLAWAY ANNOUNCES FIRST SUPERCHARGED 2014 SILVERADO
Another first for Callaway, the specialist manufacturer has just
developed a new version of the service-proven Eaton TVS supercharger
for the 2014 Silverado/Sierra 5.3L. Shown in the attached photos with
data collection instrumentation still attached, the Callaway system
includes a new supercharger manifold and other hardware required for
the new Chevrolet L83 "Eco-Tec" engine. Callaway engineers
also developed calibration for the new-for-'14 GM electronic
powertrain management system. Significantly different for 2014, the
new electronics control Direct Injection, continuously Variable Valve
Timing, Active Fuel Management and other engine functions.
While the new powertrain management system provided new challenges for
Callaway's development staff, its additional control authority also
provided improved refinement and integration of positive manifold
pressure, through all the transient conditions of "normal"
drive cycles. The Callaway Silverado's performance and drivability are
nothing less than spectacular. The development project is now in the
final stages of in-vehicle testing and validation; final horsepower
and torque rating will be released very soon.
Developing the new Silverado/Sierra engine management calibration is
especially important because the 2014 Corvette uses much of the same
powertrain management architecture and controls. Lessons learned in
developing the Silverado/Sierra system have been extrapolated to the
new Corvette platform. Consequently, Callaway enjoys a significant
headstart in developing the supercharged 2014 Callaway Corvette and
Development is also underway for Silverado/Sierra optional equipment,
such as suspension components for improved ride and handling, wheel
and tire packages, brake systems and interior upgrades.
Authorized Callaway Dealers are ready to take orders for the new
Callaway Silverado and Sierra 5.3L Crew Cab now, with Extended Cab and
Standard Cab models following soon. Callaway will introduce the
supercharged 6.2L-equipped 2014 Callaway Silverado, Callaway Sierra
and Callaway Corvette later this year. Tahoe and Suburban for 2014,
and their GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade counterparts, are
carried over from 2013 with only minor changes.
Callaway Cars is recognized worldwide for its distinctive, limited
production, high performance cars and trucks. Supercharged Callaway
Corvettes, Camaros and SportTrucks are "Powerfully
Engineered" to produce breathtaking power while maintaining
perfect drivability, unsurpassed reliability and 50-state emissions
compliance. Standard equipment includes a comprehensive Callaway
warranty that works in conjunction with GM factory warranties. All
Callaway equipment is installed at Callaway's California and
Connecticut factories, and Callaway cars and trucks are sold by a
network of Authorized Callaway Dealers across North America. Callaway
Silverado and Sierra packages start at $17,395. To find your local
Callaway dealer, click here.
Callaway Cars Incorporated is an automotive engineering and
manufacturing corporation specializing in high performance
applications. Founded in 1976, the corporation's four core business
units include Callaway Cars, Callaway Carbon, Callaway Engineering and
Callaway Competition with facilities in California, Connecticut and
Germany. The organization produces specialty vehicles, engineering
services, and performance products that showcase technological
sophistication, artistry in design, and beauty in craftsmanship.