Reeves Callaway sought to compete in the GT2 Class at the famous Le Mans race. The race car's crowning achievement was a pole position in the 2001 race. On the street, Callaway's C12 was a complete reworking of its C5 Corvette brother with only the roof and greenhouse left untouched. In total, 20 cars were produced with exposed headlights, two taillights as opposed to the traditional four, complete leather-covered interiors dyed to the owner's specifications. The C12 was either equipped with a 6.2 liter V8 motor, or a tuned version of the 5.7 liter LS1 used in the Corvette C5 with multiple under-hood modifications, many of which increased horsepower. Additionally, the C12 received modifications that enhanced handling capabilities. According to Callaway, the C12's were built "to a standard rather than a cost".
In Germany, the sports car model was built in Bad Friedrichshall by the IVM Automotive as the IVM C12. The German version was available as a Coupé, Hardtop and Cabriolét. It was offered as a small range model with the 5.7-litre V8, but tuned to 400 PS. In 2000, IVM added a 440 PS powered engine to the range. Read more