Chevy Debuts 2024 Corvette E-Ray All-Wheel-Drive Hybrid
Chevrolet debuted an electrified hybrid version of the Corvette, dubbed the E-Ray, at New York City’s Motorama this month as shared in a press release on Tuesday.
The vehicle is set to go on sale in 2023 before delivering in 2024, starting at a price of $104,295 USD for the 1LZ coupe trim. The Corvette will also be available in a 1LZ convertible trim for $111,295.
Chevy says the E-Ray is the quickest production Corvette in history with a 2.5-second 0-60 acceleration time, and a quarter-mile time of just 10.5 seconds.
The Corvette E-Ray also includes electric all-wheel-drive (eAWD), and has a dual propulsion system featuring a 6.2-liter LT2 Small Block V-8 engine with additional electric motors providing power to the front wheels.
The rear axle has 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque coming from the V-8 gas engine, while the front axles get another 160 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque from a 1.9 kWh battery pack.
“In 1953, the enthusiastic reaction to the Chevrolet Corvette concept kicked off seven decades of passion, performance and American ingenuity,” GM President Mark Reuss said. “E-Ray, as the first electrified, all-wheel-drive Corvette, takes it a step further and expands the promise of what Corvette can deliver.”
The news comes after earlier reports suggested an electrified Chevy Corvette would hit markets in 2023, and years after U.S. President Joe Biden said Chevy would eventually make a 200 mph electric Corvette.