It may get a bad rap as a suburban mom-mobile, but there is something appealing about a station wagon. An extended roof adds something to the dimensions of a car that makes the proportions feel somehow “right.” Still, most drivers want a ride designed for more than shuttling kids to soccer practice. “Shooting brakes” fit the mold perfectly. The term refers to a two-door sports coupe with a long roof. The Ferrari FF and BMW Z3 coupe are two examples. But for fans of American sports cars, the pickings are particularly slim. Fortunately renowned tuner Callaway came up with the AeroWagen kit to transform the Chevrolet Corvette into a badass hatchback.
Callaway’s kit fits onto any production Corvette C7 model. It replaces the rear top of a stock Corvette with a shooting brake-style hatch. The modification bolts right onto the existing body and requires no other changes. Installation of the AeroWagen kit can be done either at Callaway’s facilities in Connecticut and California or at one of their partner retailers.
Unfortunately, installing the AeroWagen package doesn’t mean you can cram a second row of seats into your Vette, but it does increase the cargo capacity of the sports car immensely, so you can use it to make runs to Home Depot.
Turning a Corvette into a wagon doesn’t come cheap. The AeroWagen kit costs $14,990, which includes a factory paint color and installation.