callaway sledgehammer, aerobody and speedster

Deutschman’s first Callaway collaboration was code-named Sledgehammer. Its mission was to become the world's fastest street car. Deutschman's task was to design and produce the prototype bodywork so that the car would be aerodynamically stable up to 250 mph (over 400 km/hr!), and, of course, look great. The car world was stunned when the Sledgehammer was tested on a closed circuit at 254 miles per hour making it the fastest street car ever (Shared now with the Bugatti Veyron).

The basic body design of the Sledgehammer, called Aerobody, was then adapted to all production Callaway Corvettes.

The ultimate embodiment of the Aerobody concept was the Callaway Speedster which featured a unique greenhouse that wrapped around onto the rear deck and blended into the 2 rear headrest extensions. Introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Speedster was swamped with international media attention and sold to elitist auto collectors and Hollywood celebrities.

“Defying all the laws of physics, this automobile (Speedster) became a powerful freeway magnet.”
CORVETTE QUARTERLY

"After canvassing many design studios, Callaway settled on that of Canadian Paul Deutschman."ROAD & TRACK

Because Reeves (Callaway) wanted a serious aerodynamic restyle, he sought the services of stylist Paul Deutschman from Montreal... Paul came through with an absolutely stunning package.
VETTE MAGAZINE

"It's the handsomest Corvette remake we've ever seen. The stunning exterior provided plenty of visual horsepower too. We couldn't have attracted more attention if we had Madonna along for the ride."CAR AND DRIVER

__"Los Angeles, the site of earthquakes, mudslides, tidal waves and smog alerts, was struck by yet another cataclysm: the Callaway Speedster..."MOTOR TREND__

"Rarely have we seen a Corvette this beautiful. We owe the design to prodigy Canadian Paul Deutschman."OPTION AUTO




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