Callaway Automobiles Biggest Hits | CarBuzz
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The story began in 1973 when Reeves Callaway started working as a driving teacher at Bob Bondurant’s racing faculty. The varsity began educating with the E21 technology BMW 320i and Callaway realized the automotive had extra potential. He developed a prototype turbocharger system for the 320i and, following publicity from Automotive and Driver, began producing a equipment for the BMW neighborhood.
Callaway constructed the enterprise up from scratch and shaped Callaway Automobiles in 1977, constructing turbocharger kits for the main German manufacturers. His success led to Alfa Romeo commissioning the corporate to construct a souped-up model of its 2.5-liter GTV-6 coupe, which then gained consideration from GM’s Chief Engineer for the Corvette, Dave McLellan. That led to the Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette, offered by way of choose GM sellers as a Common Manufacturing Possibility (RPO), and the legendary Callaway Sledgehammer automotive.