We’re well into the C8 Corvette story, and even as customers are just now getting their hands on the Z06, there’s so much more on the way. This year, Chevrolet will pull the sheet off of not one, but two C8 Corvette variants. At the end of 2023, we’re expecting to see the debut of the new Corvette ZR1. And in just a week from now, we’ll see the 2024 C8 Corvette E-Ray, a vehicle that Chevy is describing as “One Like None” in the teaser video just below:
2024 C8 Corvette E-Ray: Details
The 2024 Corvette E-Ray will be the first production hybrid, all-wheel drive two-seat sports car in the history of General Motors, which goes back to 1908. It’s a significant milestone of engineering and technical prowess for the company, as well as the Corvette marque itself.
Early leaks on the E-Ray have confirmed exclusive MC&T details on the upcoming vehicle. For one, it will feature the same widebody style and front clip as the 670 horsepower Z06 supercar, albeit in a monochromatic color scheme. The rear end will be differentiated from the Z06 by having the same outboard exhaust tips as the Stingray, as the two vehicles will also share the same 6.2L LT2 V8 engine that will power the rear wheels. Powering the front wheels will be a pair of electric motors that will be placed where the “frunk” otherwise would be. A battery pack is expected to run along the center of the vehicle, between the driver and passenger seats. The Tremec-sourced 8-speed dual clutch automatic will remain present and accounted for.
In the teaser video above, Chevrolet teases an upcoming “Stealth Mode” for the upcoming C8 Corvette Stingray, which could make the electrified supercar operate in silence thanks to the help of its batteries. We’d like to call this setup “Good Neighbor Mode” or “Sneak Back Into The House Mode” if it was up to us.
Watch this space next week, January 17th, for more official details on the upcoming 2024 Corvette E-Ray hybrid AWD supercar.