1997 Callaway C7R


1997 Callaway C7R

1997 Callaway C7R

In 1997 Callaway Cars made a GT1 version of their LM Corvette for endurance sports car racing.

The C7R was almost entirely bespoke with a new carbon fiber monocoque and the 383 CI all-aluminum V8 sitting behind the front wheels.

The C7R had a short-lived racing career that started at the 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans test day and one attempt at the 1997 Rolex 24 at Daytona where the car did not finish.

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In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atGermany
production2
engineSupercharged V8
valvetrain2 Valves / Cyl
displacement6276 cc / 383 in³
stroke98.4 mm / 3.87 in
compression10:1
power477.2 kw / 640 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output101.98 bhp per litre
bhp/weight640.0 bhp per tonne
torque835.2 nm / 616.0 ft lbs @ 5400 rpm
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tiresF 295/35ZR-18
rear tiresR 345/35ZR-18
front brakesVented Discs
rear brakesVented Discs
steeringRack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight1000 kg / 2205 lbs
wheelbase2620 mm / 103.1 in
length4200 mm / 165.4 in
width1990 mm / 78.3 in
height1070 mm / 42.1 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
top speed~329.9 kph / 204.9 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.0 seconds

Auction Sales History

1997 Callaway C7R

1997 Callaway C7R TPSW02F002 – did not sell for $150,000 1 of 2 Callaway C7Rs built in 1997. The other belongs to founder Reeves Callaway. The first completely all Callaway automobile. Full monocoque carbon fiber front end. Mid-engine powered 383 all aluminum engine with 640 HP. Rear trans-axle. Driven by Ron Fellows, Johnny Unser, Boris Said and Enrico Bertiggia. Spare graphics included. Sold on Bill of Sale.
Auction Source: Kissimmee 2014, #WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum