Chevrolet has revealed the first-ever hybrid Corvette. The brand new electrified mannequin is named the Corvette E-Ray.
The E-Ray relies on the Corvette Z06. It appears just like the sporty model of the ‘Vette, albeit with a blue E-Ray badge. The inside is similar too, besides that the central tunnel homes a 1.9 kWh battery pack.
Corvette E-Ray is powered by the 6.2-liter V8 engine from the Stingray, producing 495 hp. It’s paired with an electrical motor that drives the entrance axle. It makes 160 hp and 125 lb-ft, which provides as much as a mixed output of 655 hp and 595 lb-ft of torque.
In keeping with Chevy, the E-Ray can dash from 0-60 mph in simply 2.5 seconds, making it the quickest accelerating ‘Vette thus far. Furthermore, it’s faster than a Z06 over 1 / 4 mile.
The carmaker additionally states that regardless of being a hybrid, the powertrain is tuned for efficiency. The automobile can run in “Stealth Mode” (Chevy-speak for pure electrical mode) for as much as 3-4 miles. The V8 engine springs to life when you hit 45 mph.
From the beginning, the C8 platform was designed with the hybrid powertrain in thoughts. Nonetheless, the engineers needed to make a number of modifications to the entrance suspension to accommodate the half shafts. That being mentioned, the monocoque has been carried over unchanged. The E-Ray additionally comes with carbon ceramic brakes as commonplace.
Costs for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray is predicted to begin from $105,000 within the US.