2024 Corvette E-Ray Details Explained In ‘Expert Sessions’ Video7
GM officially unveiled the new 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray a little over a week ago, pulling the sheets on the first-ever hybrid-electric, all-wheel-drive production Corvette ever made. Now, we’re taking a look at the following Corvette Expert Sessions video, which pours over some of the big-ticket items that make the C8 Corvette E-Ray so special.
According to Chevrolet Marketing Director Brad Franz, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray “was developed to be the Corvette that owners can drive anywhere,” delivering plenty of straight-line speed, but also sure-footedness in a variety of driving conditions. To that end, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray leverages new electrification technology to not only provide more performance, but also make the E-Ray adaptable to low-grip surfaces with all-wheel drive.
The electrification system features a 1.9 kWh lithium-ion battery that’s tucked away into the mid-engine platform so as to not diminish any of the available cargo room. The battery is connected to an electric motor mounted up front that powers the front axle with 160 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, complementing the ICE that simultaneously powers the rear axle.
So it’s got some extra grip – how does that translate into speed? Well, as it turns out, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray is the quickest production vehicle to ever wear the nameplate, sprinting to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and crossing the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds.
In Stealth Mode, the hybrid system also enables fully electric driving at speeds of up to 45 mph, covering 3 to 4 miles before the ICE V8 kicks over. Some of the use cases for this may be to quietly exit a neighborhood early in the morning so as not to wake the neighbors.
The all-wheel drive system also makes the Corvette E-Ray an all-season affair. “We’ve driven this car in places I never thought we would drive Corvettes,” says Corvette Chief Engineer Josh Holder. “Inches of snow, on grades, in those kind of conditions, and the car is absolutely outstanding.” The end result? A true grand touring experience, all with expanded performance.
Check out the full video right here:
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So much for GM never producing another hybrid
Great car, hopefully GM can supply demand in a timely fashion.
Any one that buys an e-ray because of awd so he or she can drive it in the salt and snow plus spend $10.000 plus for a set of winter tires and wheels has a problem.
Guys that only drive their vettes on the sunniest of Sundays have the real problem
Waxers who only drive on the sunniest days are the lowest kind of Corvette owners.
Sounds like an Amazing Performer! I think I now want the Eray over the Z06, especially with being able to drive it out of my neighborhood without waking up my neighbors anymore, and pretty much it has the same stance and styling. I drive my C8 often and I have put over 18k miles on it this first year, it handles beautifully and as good as any everyday driver, but I know I will be more comfortable knowing there’s going to be better traction in an AWD and tires with multi weather tread on them.
Great Job Engineers and Designers!!!!
If you do, you better start calling around to get on a dealership’s wait list…..