The 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk saw a number of improvements to what was an already very solid platform. The most notable change was the replacement of the Packard 352-cubic inch V-8 with a Studebaker 289-cubic inch V-8 with a McCulloch supercharger. Despite the lower displacement, the power output remained at 275 horsepower, leading to notable advancement in performance. Only 4,356 Golden Hawks were produced in 1957, as sales for the model, along with sales of other luxury sports coupes, were being severely hindered by the Eisenhower Recession of 1958. This represented the end of an era for Studebaker, as the company would exit the automotive business a few short years later in 1966.