The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray competes with thoroughbred sports cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche, yet it is as American as American football, cowboys, and jazz. The C8-generation Vette debuted in 2020 with a mid-engine layout and exotic-car proportions, and the new E-Ray version adds a hybrid powertrain that promises to push performance even further with electrons. They produce 655 combined horsepower, putting the all-wheel drive Corvette E-Ray within 15 horsepower of the top-of-the-line Z06.
Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Interior
While the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray features a few engine firsts, the interior is identical to the Stingray or Z06 models. The coupe’s roof is removable like it was on previous Corvettes, and stores within the trunk just behind the engine compartment.
When the roof gets folded down, the back trunk can also store two golf bags, while the smaller front trunk may hold some luggage or freight. The driver sits behind a squared-off steering wheel that, for some reason, doesn’t feel strange, and looks at a 12.0-inch reconfigurable gauge display; the cabin design emphasizes the driver-focused approach by bisecting the cockpit with a tall divider above which sits a bank of climate-control controls.
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Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Engine Performance
The first-ever hybrid engine from Corvette is a 6.2-liter V-8 taken from the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Stingray that produces 495 horsepower and powers the rear wheels via an eight-speed automated transmission. A 160-hp electric motor sits on the front axle and powers those wheels, resulting in an all-wheel drive system with a total output of 655 horsepower. The Corvette E-Ray can go up to 45 mph on electric power for short distances, thanks to a compact 1.9 kWh battery pack, in a drive mode Chevy calls Stealth Mode.
This is faster than the rear-drive 670-hp Corvette Z06 coupe, which hit 60 mph in 2.6 seconds during our testing. Chevrolet promotes the benefits of all-wheel drive in winter conditions, and the E-Ray comes standard with high-performance all-season tires. Summer rubber will be available.
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Features for Driver Assistance and Safety
The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray has not provided us with any specs, but we anticipate that it will offer the same limited number of driver-assistance capabilities as the Stingray variant.
- Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic warning are options.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Price
Along with the formal announcement, pricing for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray has already been confirmed. The starting MSRP for the 2024 C8 E-Ray in the 1LZ Coupe version will be $104,295, which includes the $1,395 destination freight fee (DFC).