The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray (2024) has debuted as the first electrified model of the legendary sports car. The E-Ray is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with an electric motor, and this hybrid powertrain delivers a total of 665 horsepower.
Chevrolet claims that the E-Ray accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just over 2.5 seconds, making it the fastest production Corvette in history. This car covers 402 meters in 10.5 seconds.
Powertrain & Performance
The E-Ray's powertrain is comprised of an electric motor on the front axle that delivers 160 horsepower and 165 Nm of torque, while the system is powered by a 1.9 kWh lithium-ion battery.
In Stealth mode, the Corvette hybrid model can travel up to 72 kilometers without using its V8 engine. This mode is used for situations like leaving the settlement. As for the internal combustion engine, it is the familiar LT2 6.2-liter V8 from the Stingray.
This engine develops 495 horsepower and 637 Nm of torque, and the E-Ray also has a new lightweight 12-volt lithium-ion battery that powers the SUS engine's stop-start system.
Design and Suspension
In terms of design, the E-Ray model is 9.14 cm wider than the standard Stingray.
It received a different front fascia with more prominent horizontal elements, while at the back, new openings are integrated into the bumper. The E-Ray is also equipped with the special The Magnetic Ride 4.0 suspension system that is standard, and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes are also standard.
The Corvette uses Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires and 20- and 21-inch wheels. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires are available as an option.
Pricing and Availability
Buyers will be able to choose from 14 body colors, including Riptide Blue, Seawolf Gray and Cacti.
Carbon Flash badges are standard, and buyers will be able to get other carbon body accessories as an option. Also, the E-Ray will be available with an exclusive Electric Blue body line, while black tailpipes and bright badges will be optional.
Customers will be able to choose between four designs of aluminum rims, and there will also be a carbon version. All models of the new Corvette will feature enhanced driver assistance technology, which includes lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and more.
As for pricing, the 1LZ coupe will cost $104,295 and the 1LZ convertible $111,295. Both prices are exclusive of destination charges. Sales will start a little later this year, the exact date has not been set, but it is expected to be actually the second part of the year.