Callaway has already captured our attention and fueled our speculations with its upcoming, shooting brake version of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, which it has named AeroWagon, but the Connecticut-based tuner of all Corvettes and Camaros is also in the mood for some April Fool’s Day trickery with its latest release.
The tuner came up with the AeroWagonette trailer project designed as an optional component for its new Stingray model that can fit as many as three children, offering soccer-dads and (gearhead) -moms a nifty alternative to minivans and SUVs.
And while it was at it, Callaway imagined the AeroWagonette to be equipped with some smart features such as a self-balancing system and an autonomous coupling and de-coupling “strategy” developed by none other than Tesla-founder Elon Musk, Segway inventor Dean Kamen and Google co-creator Sergey Brin.
A full release follows below the break for your enjoyment.
Press Release: The design department at Callaway Cars released an iteration of its recent AeroWagon Concept.
The AeroWagonette unit has been developed in response to the many requests that small children be accommodated into the AeroWagon plans. Designer Paul Deutschman responded with a unique capsule that will allow up to three children to ride along behind their parents in the appropriate amount of isolation. The experience will be particularly effective for children who tend to be bothersome or otherwise inappropriate.
Since the Callaway AeroWagon is capable of speeds in excess of 200 mph, a ‘ timeout ‘ in the AeroWagonette should prove terrifying to even the most boisterous of offspring. Callaway Cars founder, Reeves Callaway states: We have several children assigned to the testing role already. Callaway admits that the Scared Straight, or its more aggressive, Scared S**tless technique, can be very effective.
SpacEx founder Elon Musk could be engaged to supply the coupling / de-coupling strategy first used in the docking of the ISS. The AeroWagonette will be self balancing. Segway inventor Dean Kamen and Google founder Sergey Brin will be asked to meld the self-righting technology with the autonomous vehicle routines that will allow the driver to elect a Retrieve or Refuse strategy for re-docking. At the driver’s command, the unit can be de-coupled and continue unimpeded, upright, however without directional control. Also at the driver’s command will be 14 separate and remotely deployable airbags within the AeroWagonette.
Feedback regarding the AeroWagonette is being collected at callawaycars.com
Orders will be accepted only on April 1, 2013. No price will be announced as early adopters have proclaimed it “Priceless…”