Article: The Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette is an American Icon

March 11, 2018

By Mate Petrany in R&T

Corvette legend Reeves Callaway built the Sledgehammer as a testbed for making streetable, reliable power with turbocharged V8s. But, he also wanted to set a new performance benchmark, commissioning Canadian Paul Deutschman to come up with a low-drag C4 shell known simply as the AeroBody.

Callaway's team took care of the mechanical modifications, which included a fully built 350ci Chevy V8, fed by a pair of turbos running 22 lbs of boost. The resulting 898 horsepower and 772 lb-ft of torque made the SledgeHammer a 254.76-mph Corvette.

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