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Callaway's Chevrolet Corvette-based 'Aerobrake Concept'

American tuning specialist Callaway has released renderings of its projected 'Aerobrake' version of the latest, C7-generation Corvette. The carbonfibre conversion will transform the sports car into a two-door shooting brake; a configuration popular in the 60s, and currently enjoying a resurgence...

The idea of adding extra practicality to a performance-focused car isn’t exactly a new one – Aston Martins and Ferraris were being modified by independent coachbuilders such as Harold Radford and Vignale back in the 1960s. Recent times have seen the benefits of added practicality and exclusivity re-explored, hence the Ferrari FF, Panamera Sport Turismo Concept and Aston Rapide-based Bertone Jet 2+2 of late.

Callaway’s conversion sees the new Stingray Corvette given an extended roofline while retaining its two doors – meaning it can be considered a ‘proper’ shooting brake. With load-bearing parts formed from carbonfibre, it’s unlikely to affect the weight too drastically – and Callaway predicts it’ll be capable of breaching the 200mph barrier.

Callaway's Chevrolet Corvette-based 'Aerobrake Concept'

Depending on the reception to this design study, the Aerowagon conversions – priced at around $15,000 - will go on sale at the same time as the new car, in Autumn 2013.

Photos: Callaway