MC&T exclusively reported back in July of 2022 that General Motors is developing more than one electric vehicle with a Corvette badge. The first to market will be a sedan, while a second is expected to be the oft-rumored SUV. All told the idea of a Corvette brand has an estimated value of $12 billion USD as it could be a tit-for-tat American rival to Germany’s Porsche. While the Corvette EV sedan will likely go into production at the beginning of Q2 of 2026, GM is still hard at work developing the vehicle, and a recent sighting of the top-tier Porsche Taycan EV at GM’s Michigan proving grounds shows that the company is using that car as a benchmark.
Corvette EV Sedan Benchmark: Details
Road and Track spy photographers caught General Motors testing a Porsche Taycan Turbo S at its Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan, presumably as a benchmark test for the upcoming electric Corvette sedan. Regarding EVs, the Taycan Turbo S is among the quickest in production right now. It currently holds the lap record for electric cars at the Nürburgring and can shoot from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds thanks to its 750-hp drivetrain.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen GM benchmarking exotics from Europe. In August 2022, spy photographers caught the company testing a Ferrari SF90 Stradale hybrid at the same Milford test track. Five months later, GM launched the Corvette E-Ray, a mid-engine V8 hybrid of its own. Seeing the Porsche Taycan Turbo S on the proving grounds excites us as the Taycan is a top-rated EV sedan, and with what GM has been doing with the Corvette name lately, it’s bound to be outdone by the EV Sedan in development.
We expect the electric Corvette to feature battery packs with high energy density, superfast software, staggered Lego-like topographic packaging, a patented cooling concept, miniaturized componentry, high-revving electric motors, ultra-efficient inverters, an 800-volt electrical system that provides up to 350 kW of charging power, brake-by-wire, a two-speed transmission, multi-mode four-wheel steering, and torque vectoring (gasp). All of this accumulates into what could be one of the most enjoyable (electric) vehicles to drive on the market.
Don’t sweat, Corvette faithful. GM is not going to silence the V8 roar of the C8 anytime soon. In fact, the C9 Corvette is expected to have an engine, too!