The Corvette, called the QHP770, utilizes two 134 hp (100 kW) electric motors integrated into the car’s rear differential that pull power from an 11.3-kWh lithium-polymer battery pack. When combined with the Z06’s 505 hp LS7 V8, the total power output is 770 hp and 1500 lb-ft of torque, good for an estimated 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a quarter mile time somewhere in low 11’s.
Gary Whiting, the CEO of Quanta, said “hybrid vehicle technology has tremendous potential for high performance vehicles. We formed Quanta Hybrid Performance so we could demonstrate its relevance and be among the leaders in this development arena.”
It would appear whiting wouldn’t be alone in thinking that, back in September General Motors North America President Mark Reuss was quoted in saying a hybrid Corvette is “a very attractive idea, actually.”