2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray In RHD Configuration Spotted Testing12
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.
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Beauty, power, and efficiency in one package. No other car in the world can do this unless it is fully electric, and costs much more.
Umm Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren already did almost a decade ago so what exactly are you talking about?
For those people who don’t want to spend the money on a full blown Z06 they can buy the E-Ray just like a lot of people did in the past when they bought the Grand Sport at that time.
i like awd , and instant torque of brushless electric motors. this new combination should be incredible.
i will never own one, but i have my basic C8 , and it is incredible
So let me get this straight…the Mighty C8 configuration is going to be made into another configuration (E Ray) that will be both amazing and yet “un-available” in numbers that will inform the average Corvette enthusiast in auto magazines and on YouTube, and yet will be available at “fair market value” prices that’ll be priced at stratospheric numbers, and unattainable to the average buyer! Oh this is going to be good….are you ready, America!
Again, GM is dangling the “Golden Carrot” in front of us Corvette lovers, showing off it’s ability to design a really modern drivetrain that’ll more than likely perform amazingly…but OMG, you ain’t even going to be able to go down to your friendly Chevy Dealer (sic) and pick from an assorted collection of these cars in stock and at MSRP (or even a little discount, LOL) any time in the distant future. Instead, it’ll be “business as usual”…waiting for these Corvette’s to actually appear with a few of these being seen “here and there” in a few different colors, one in right hand drive (we can’t even get them in the desired numbers in America and GM wants to Export them to other countries!) floating around near the GM Test Center or near the Bowling Green Plant. I can hardly wait…just another “teaser ‘Vette” to have to deal with, yawn. While I can commend GM for building such amazing vehicles (yes, I’d love to sell my current C5 Corvette and buy one of these) but it is just disheartening and a bit maddening to have to deal with what we know is going to be “another good luck finding one of these and if you do…good luck paying MSRP for it” C8 Corvette’s! Oh well….that’s life in The 21st Century.
Mcmulkin in New Hampshire sold me my 2020 LT3 off the floor for MSRP . My son called them and they confirmed they would continue to sell for MSRP after going to Romeo in Kingston and being told he would have to pay a premium. I am sure McMulkin is not the only one selling for MSRP.
Until the supply and demand ratio improves there will only be a few dealers that are not so greedy. Other issue is the rate of inflation , If economy does not improve and the part supply goes up as fast as the inflation rate
you can expect to see increases in the future. The corvette is not the only vehicle this is happening to.
Would you like some cheese with your whine?
Sign me up, I think it will be a track monster.
I say again rename it the iray for idiot Ray electric junk pipe dreams good luck and recharging them and maybe give you a fire when they’re flooded or an explosion in an accident good luck I’m currently got a C6 Z06 I’m really thinking next time maybe another manufacturer tired of the gouging games for the dealers like 30 grand over sticker trying to make $40,000 on each transaction nothing less than stealing
Gee I thought the e ray was the answer to the Acura NSX hybrid 4 wheel drive , I thought the E ray was going to have the same 6.2 liter engines that runs on gasoline instead of electricity, I guess I should take my name off the list and keep the c-8 I have. If you are paying more than MSRP you are shopping at the wrong dealer.
It’s a Stingray with a eBooster front axle. NSX had an additional electric motor in the rear for torque infill but the LT2 already has plenty of torque.
Tremec will manufacture a hybrid DCT transaxle but according to several sources it is not destined for the eRay. Apparently the goal is an eRay that slots into the lineup where the Z06 used to be in price.
Note to General Motors, allow buyers to configure the car on the website, add a cart and a checkout. It would be a dream to bypass the dealership drama.
I have purchased many cars in my lifetime, and I can count on one hand where transactions at a dealership were a pleasant event—scratch that, only one; my purchase of a C7 at Town and Country in Salida Colorado, and even then I paid over msrp, but I got exactly what I wanted.
I would like to own an E Ray, but am unwilling to subject myself to what a friend is going though to add a Z06 to his collection. He ordered as soon as he could, but according to Chevrolet, his car won’t be available for years.