It’s a question we’ve tossed around at GM Authority: should General Motors build an all-electric Chevrolet Corvette? That’s the topic in today’s poll and community question.
Obviously, electric cars offer some pretty incredible performance advantages. Instant torque, neck-snapping acceleration and some advanced all-wheel drive and torque vectoring systems. All of that sounds pretty beneficial to Chevrolet’s world-beater.
Despite the benefits, the Corvette isn’t exactly known for being a silent, yet deadly, sports car. It’s an in-your-face machine with a bark to match its bite, snarling every time the driver tips the throttle in. Battery electric cars simply don’t live up to those descriptors, no matter how many times a Tesla Model S smokes a high-performance car at the drag strip. Meanwhile, over in Geneva, Rimac just pulled the sheet off of its C_Two Concept, which estimates a 0-60 time of 1.8 seconds.
Just as power isn’t everything in traditional internal-combustion engines, the benefits of a battery-electric powertrain may not outweigh the lack of sensory details, especially in the aural department. And it seems to be an expensive endeavor, as the C7 Corvette-based Genovation GXE electric car asks an intense $750,000.
What do you think? Is there room for an all-electric Corvette from GM in the future? Talk to us below and vote.