When Chevrolet produced the C5 corvette with its improved chassis and powertrain, it gave Callaway a chance to take an even greater step toward creating more than just modified corvettes.
Although his cars are corvettes legally converted to conform with governments emissions and safety rules, there is little in the C12's outward appearance to hint at this heritage.
With the C12 (the 12th Callaway project) Callaway took the first step toward the Special Coachbuilding league by giving it an entirely new bodywork, designed by Canadian Paul Deutschman and made of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar.
The only body panels the car retains from the Corvette C5 are the A-pillars, roofpanel, the rear hatch, and the rear view mirrors.
Remarkably, the rear lights taken from an Opel Tigra fit the design quite good.
Three C12 versions were made: fixed-top coupe, a hardtop with a removable central roof panel and a convertible which becomes the speedster model, featuring a unique rear deck lid with headrests.
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