A wealth of fresh Chevy Corvette C8 variants are currently headed down the pipe, including the 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray, which is poised to introduce both hybrid power and AWD grip to the Corvette nameplate. Now, GM Authority spy photographers have captured a 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray prototype in right-hand-drive configuration.
This right-hand-drive Corvette E-Ray prototype was seen testing around GM’s facilities, and confirms an exclusive GM Authority report published last week stating that the forthcoming hybrid would indeed offer a right-hand-drive cabin configuration. The inclusion of a right-hand-drive layout will enable GM to sell the new Corvette E-Ray in right-hand-drive markets such as the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, among others.
The right-han-drive Chevy Corvette E-Ray will follow right-hand drive configurations of the Corvette C8 Stingray and Corvette C8 Z06. Like all C8 variants, including right-hand-drive and left-hand-drive models, production takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
Specs for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray include the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, the same powerplant cradled by the C8 Stingray, as well as an electric motor mounted up front to drive the front wheels. Total peak output is expected at roughly 600 horsepower. The Corvette E-Ray will also feature a widebody exterior treatment similar to the C8 Z06, with grippy 275-section front tires and 345-section rear tires to put the power down. Both coupe and convertible body styles will be offered.
Given the Corvette E-Ray’s widebody exterior, performance, and positioning in the C8 lineup, it’s expected that the E-Ray will be marketed in a similar fashion as the C7 Grand Sport.
Earlier this month, a leak showing the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray in Chevy’s official visualizer revealed a variety of interesting details, including the E-Ray’s exterior design, wheel design, and color options. A total of 13 exterior paint options and 10 interior colorways will be offered, including a few new hues specific to the upcoming 2024 model year.