Watch the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray drift and do a standing begin with launch management
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by Brad Anderson
The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray builds on what’s an already-impressive mid-engined supercar and Carlos Lago from Automotive and Driver had the chance to test it out in individual on the unveiling.
We knew that a hybrid variant of the Corvette was coming from earlier than even the usual C8-generation ‘Vette debuted again in 2019. What Chevrolet has cooked up is a automobile pushed primarily by a 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 that has been supplemented by a 160 hp and 125 lb-ft (170 Nm) electrical motor on the entrance wheels. The automobile delivers a mixed 655 hp and might rocket to 100 km/h (62 mph) in simply 2.5 seconds.
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Throughout this clip, Lago describes that the Corvette E-Ray comes commonplace with carbon ceramic brakes and that it options the identical fundamental huge physique package deal as the brand new Z06. We’re additionally supplied with the chance to see the battery positioned within the transmission tunnel, working proper by the middle of the cabin. Lago additionally showcases among the suspension adjustments that needed to be made to accommodate the half shafts wanted up entrance so the electrical motor can transmit its energy to the wheels.
This video additionally reveals Lago going for a passenger journey within the new Corvette E-Ray. We get a short glimpse of the automobile’s obtainable Stealth Mode the place it could possibly run purely on electrical energy over quick distances. The engineer behind the wheel additionally carried out a standing begin with the launch management, demonstrating simply how brutally fast the E-Ray is. He then goes on to carry out some very spectacular drifts within the automobile.