The Corvette name runs parallel with some of the most American things you can think of. Apple pie, baseball, a divided two-party political system, it’s all present and accounted for.
For decades, the Corvette has never left the enthusiast hanging (okay, maybe in the late 1970s and early 1980s…) but, it has been a nameplate never sent to retirement despite a few tries following the C4 generation Corvette. Is it time for the Corvette to really step up its modernization, though?
Yesterday, we reported General Motors had moved to trademark the “Corvette E-Ray” and “E-Ray” names with the USPTO. This internet swirled into an automotive tumbleweed dancing down the interwebs of what this patent filing could mean.
The obvious conclusion could be Chevrolet and the Corvette team are serious on bringing an electrified Corvette to market. Whether this would mean an all-electric powertrain, or electric motors providing assistance to a V8 engine remains to be seen, if it’s ever seen at all.
So, we’re here to ask you, would you welcome the idea of an electric Corvette? Do you think it should be purely electric, or take a page from the 918 Spyder and McLaren P1 and use the technology to further bolster performance?
It’s a hell of a topic to discuss, and purists no doubt want nothing but a mammoth V8 under the hood. But, times are changing we suppose, despite lead Corvette engineer, Tadge Juechter, going on the record saying the Corvette will be last to adopt autonomous driving features in the future.
So, we’ll turn it to you now. Vote in our poll, and do share your opinions in the comment section below should you feel so compelled.