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The First Hybrid, All-Wheel-Drive Production Corvette Is On The Way

2024 C8 Corvette E-Ray Teaser Video Hybrid All Wheel Drive AWD supercar

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.

2024 C8 Corvette E-Ray Teaser Video Corvette E-Ray Leak

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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