2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray debuts with up to 655 electrified hp


The C8 Chevrolet Corvette lineup is now joined by the Corvette E-Ray, scheduled to go on sale in late 2023 as a 2024 model. MSRP in the U.S. market starts at $102,900 (excludes destination and other charges). The Corvette E-Ray as the name suggests, packs a hybrid powertrain, making it the first-ever electrified Corvette in the history of Corvette.

The Corvette E-Ray comes in 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ trims and in both Coupe and Convertible bodystyles. The photos here showcase the range-topping 3LZ trims, with MSRP starting at $113,850 for the Coupe and $120,850 for the Convertible. Visually, the Corvette E-Ray differentiates itself from the Corvette Stingray with wider front fenders, a different front bumper, a different set of wheels (wrapped with standard all-season tires), and a different rear spoiler. It also gets a unique E-Ray logo at the rear.

2024-Chevrolet-Corvette-E-Ray-3LZ_wheelsThe Corvette E-Ray rides on a staggered setup of 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inches at the rear.

Carbon ceramic discs and Magnetic Selective Ride Control are included as standard across all trims. The optional ZER Performance Package gets you high-performance Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S ZP summer tires as well as chassis tuning and other performance enhancements.

Key features on the inside depending on the trim include heated & ventilated seats; wireless smartphone charging; wireless Apple CarPlay & wireless Android Auto compatibility; 14-speaker Bose audio system; a head-up display; Performance Data Recorder, and a few more. The 3LZ trim gets GT2 seats and carbon fibre accents and paddles.

Moving on, the hybrid powertrain is a combo of a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 LT2 engine paired with an 8-speed DCT at the rear and an electric motor at the front, forming an e-AWD system. A 1.9 kWh lithium‑ion battery pack and related electronics are positioned vertically in the middle of the chassis. The ICE produces 369 kW (495 bhp/502 metric hp) and 637 Nm (470 lb‑ft) of torque, while the e-motor at the front offers 119 kW (160 bhp/162 metric hp) and 170 Nm (125 lb-ft) of torque. The combined figures add up to 488 kW (655 bhp/664 metric hp) and 807 Nm (595 lb-ft).

Chevy claims a 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) sprint time of 2.5 seconds and a quarter-mile (0.4 km) time of 10.5 seconds. The EV-only Stealth Mode allows you to leave the neighborhood quietly.

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