2024 Corvette E-Ray To Debut On January 17th23
The new 2024 Corvette E-Ray hybrid-electric sports will debut in one week, per a new teaser from Chevrolet.
“After 70 years, we’re introducing one like none,” Chevy writes. The accompanying teaser video includes quick shots of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray as it drives in the snow and on the street, and while there’s no narration, we do get to briefly hear the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine rev and burble.
The video opens on an icy test track out in the forest, where we see the Corvette E-Ray accelerating and attacking some snow-lined tarmac. The video gives us a quick look at the front end, wheels, and carbon ceramic brakes as the mid-engine hybrid gets the throttle down.
We’re then transported to a city street at night. We see the driver select “Stealth” driving mode, cutting the epic music as the new Vette cruises in near silence.
This latter bit would seem to suggest that the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray will offer a pure electric driving mode that propels the sports car only using the onboard battery pack and the electric drive motor. As a reminder, the E-Ray mates the atmospheric 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine (the same V8 that powers the C8 Corvette Stingray) with a front-mounted electric drive unit to bless the sports car with all-wheel drive grip, with the ICE driving the rear wheels, and the electric motor driving the front wheels. Between the V8 and the electric motor, combined peak output is expected to be around 600 horsepower, placing the Corvette E-Ray roughly between the C8 Corvette Stingray and C8 Corvette Z06.
As we see in the video (and previously confirmed by leaks and spy photos), the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray also features a widebody exterior treatment. Both a Coupe and Convertible body style will be offered.
Check out the full teaser right here:
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As not only the first hybrid Corvette, but also the first Corvette to offer all-wheel drive, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray is undoubtedly a huge step forward for the nameplate. We’ll be there to cover every bit of it, so stay tuned, and in the meantime remember to subscribe to GM Authority for the latest mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette E-Ray news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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im personally excited for this. although there is the underlying possibility that the range topping model will be 100k, the base / mid trim should be like 75-85k which would make it attainable for me in the future. then again I have a long ways to go so maybe i’ll even have money for a fully loaded zo6. either way can’t wait.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH CHEVROLET AND THE CORVETTE TEAM!
THIS IS NOW A VERY DIFFICULT DECISION TO CONSIDER WITH THE THIRD MODEL OF THE 8TH GENERATION CORVETTE BEING INTRODUCED NEXT WEEK.
1ST – A NEW 2024 CORVETTE STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE WITH ALL COOL OPTIONS IN A NEW ’24 COLOR
2ND – WAIT FOREVER TO GET A Z06 HOT ROD AFTER EVERYBODY ELSE GETS THEIR VEHICLE TO FLIP FOR $50,000 TO $100,000 OVER MSRP
3RD – KEEP WAITING FOR FOREVER AND THEN A FEW MORE YEARS TO GET A CORVETTE E-RAY CONVERTIBLE
THE FUTURE LOOKS GREAT FOR NEW CORVETTES, BUT THE BOWLING GREEN ASSEMBLY PLANT IS SCREWED SO BAD TO KEEP UP WITH THE LAST 4 YEARS OF DEMAND, WHEN WILL ANYONE GET THEIR VERSION OF A CORVETTE??
PERHAPS A SECOND CORVETTE ASSEMBLY PLANT IN KENTUCKY OR MICHIGAN WOULD BE A VERY COST EFFECTIVE CONCEPT TO ALLOW ALL OF US TO BUY AND DRIVE A NEW CORVETTE BEFORE WE DIE FROM WAITING.
JUST A THOUGHT.
There are 93 2022-2023 Corvettes on ebay right now ready to go.
Corvette is a true American sports car and should only be powered by an ICG.
Some sanctioning endurance racing groups like the Silver State group and NASA and many HPDE groups have decided in the past to allow C8’s to race in their lower speed classes with OUT a roll bar.
My understanding was that decision was based on a published GM AUTHORITY position that the C8 A Pillers would hold 2+ times its weight with out failure.
Does anyone know if a review was also completed on the back B piller on the C8? I do know the sanctioning bodies decided before the C6 & C7 met the requirement on a hoop (?) behind the driver. Just curious if the GM Authority addressed cockpit protection like BMW, Porsche and others have decided.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
There should be more hybrid Chevys, not just the Malibu, Volt, and now the Corvette. Ford has sold more hybrids in the U. S. since it was the first domestic manufacturer to produce them just one year after Toyota made the Prius. But now we will see more electrics which are better than hybrids.
Anyway, the E-Ray owner will begin to enjoy electric driving soon, and will buy an electric as their next Corvette.
Oh how exciting.
I can remember vividly every time I’ve driven a Corvette how much better this car would be if it were bigger ,heavier znd quiet.
If the E-Ray came with even a detuned, downsized version of the LT6, it would be a slam dunk decision for the E-Ray. A mid-engine should have a DOHC motor, not something u can find in a Silverado.
The 6.2 in the Silverado is a cast iron block. The 6.2 LT2 in the C8 Stingray is an aluminum block. Those engines are not the same
I look forward to the electric gride failing and every electric owner digging out the old ICE to get to work. Fun days ahead.
GM spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours to tune the sound of the Z06. Now they highlight “Stealth” on the E-Ray. I’m confused !!
Add to that the fed wants to eliminate gas stoves, hot water tanks and your furnace replacing them with electric.
So far the only electric grid that has glaring issues would be the one in Texas. Gas isn’t going to be around forever. Might as well invest in the infrastructure now.
A lot of CRY BABIES this morning!
A goldmine for flipping and pipe dream for traditional Corvette owners. Love the prospect, but realistic know I will not be able to afford one or wait for it. Life is only so long.
Nice golf cart
Sounds like there will be no more Grandsport in the lineup as this is slotting in its place. Quite frankly, I kind of like the idea of a hybrid in this car.
Sadly pricing is so far inflated on all vehicles these days that my chances of buying a new one are dead. That said, perhaps a hybrid performance sedan under the Chevy brand and keeping price under $50k??? Yeah didn’t think so either.
While probably an amazing vehicle in it’s own right (nice work GM Engineering Staff!) I can’t help but feel that this will be another “lets dangle the carrot in front of us” Corvette that will catch our enthusiasm and keep us all interested in the future of the Mighty Corvette, but the chances of buying one at MSRP and actually seeing one at our local Cars & Coffee events, or Cruise Nights or even a Car Show this summer will a “maybe” at best. Again, would love to have the availability of at least one or two at most of the major Chevy dealerships nation wide in stock and (wishing here) these could be sold at MSRP so that us “Average Joe’s” would have a crack at buying one of these new C8’s.
This particular Corvette could easily replace my current C5 as the Mighty Z06 is totally out of my league both in price, availability and over all performance needs (at 75 years old, I’m just a Cruiser now, no more track days for me) so lets all hope and pray that Chevy actually provides a realistically produced but oh so advanced Corvette for us ‘Vette lovers!
What car shows are you going to where there aren’t any new C8’s?
Every cruise I got to there is at least one row in the parking lot that looks like the front line of a Chevrolet dealership…..
I sold my C5 convertible with the hopes of ordering a C8 3LT convertible. Talked to my dealer and he told me the wait would be at least a year and maybe more. I then asked what the “premium” would be for it and he just laughed and said “Well, how about MSRP?”. With a year wait, I guess I’ll just drive one of my CT6’s for now and see if GM/Chevy can ever catch up and stop exporting the Corvette all over the world and forgetting about the US demand.
Consider contacting one of the high volume Corvette dealers that have large allocations. The have both shorter and consistent wait times. I bought my 21 C8 from Ciocca in NJ. Started the process in Dec. of 2020, the nonrefundable deposit paid in April 2021 and picked the car up from the NCM in Aug. 2021 and drove home to the West coast. There are a few GM dealers that have a large Corvette business side including Ciocca. If you are really interested take a look around and chat with some dealers.
Just a tip to potential C8 buyers. Due to odd math, market alignment or whatever, Canadian prices are significantly cheaper than US when you do the currency exchange. ( My 2020 1LT HTC, NPP, Was out the door ( not including tax) in Canada for 82500$ Which is less than $62K USD.). Just buy a slightly used one from Canada and import it. 99% would never have seen snow or salt and are babied. I have brought several sports cars up from the USA, it’s quite easy.