Chevrolet unveiled eAWD Corvette E-Ray with advanced electrified propulsion system and ability to reach 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
The car is available in removable roof coupe and hardtop convertible models. A near immediate feeling of thrust from low-end torque is core to the Corvette driving experience, and the E-Ray packs plenty of it. Power comes from the 6.2L LT2 Small Block V-8, putting 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque to the rear axle.
It is complemented by an electric motor that channels an additional 160 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque through the front wheels via a 1.9 kWh battery pack, which is located between the seats. In total, E-Ray produces a combined 655 horsepower from both the electric motor and Small Block V-8.
There is no need for plug-in charging for the E-Ray’s battery system. The battery is charged via regenerative energy from coasting and braking, as well as during normal driving.
The additional features include Stealth Mode for an electric drive mode for the street up to 45 mph, new lightweight lithium-ion 12-volt battery that supports the LT2 V-8 engine’s stop/start functionality, standard Brembo Carbon Ceramic brake system for optimal braking performance.
Standard Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 with three distinct suspension settings, Staggered 20- and 21-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires are available with an optional performance package, Low, wide stance with crafted body styling that is 3.6 inches wider overall than Stingray, visceral sound experience that embodies the car’s dominating presence. The electric front motor works in harmony with the LT2 engine to create an invigorating sound.
Enhanced roster of driver assistance technologies (shared with all 2024 Corvette models), including Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning3, Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking.
E-Ray design highlights includes four aluminum wheel finishes, fourteen exterior color choices — including new for 2024 Riptide Blue, Seawolf Gray and Cacti, an E-Ray-exclusive body-length stripe package in Electric Blue, standard carbon flash badging, available black exhaust tips and bright badging, available carbon fiber ground effects, optional carbon fiber wheels in carbon flash, visible carbon fiber finish or visible carbon fiber with a red stripe.