Chevrolet has just announced the newest addition to its iconic Corvette line-up, the 2024 E-Ray. This hybrid sports car promises to deliver the same high-performance driving experience that the Corvette is known for, but with an eco-friendly twist.
The E-Ray is powered by a 6.2L LT2 Small Block V-8 engine, which generates 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This is complemented by an electric motor that adds an additional 160 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque through the front wheels, using a 1.9 kWh battery pack located between the seats. In total, the E-Ray has a combined output of 655 horsepower.
This hybrid powertrain allows the E-Ray to deliver a near immediate feeling of thrust from low-end torque, a core component of the Corvette driving experience. The electric motor also enables the E-Ray to operate in all-electric mode at low speeds, making it perfect for city driving.
The E-Ray will be available in two models: a 1LZ coupe and a 1LZ convertible. The coupe will have a starting MSRP of $104,295 and the convertible will start at $111,2954 Production of the E-Ray will take place at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly facility in Kentucky, using parts sourced from both the US and other countries.