The upcoming C8 Corvette E-Ray will introduce a brand-new chapter for the Corvette nameplate, dropping in as not only the very-first Vette to equip a hybrid powerplant, but also the first Vette to equip all-wheel drive. That said, there will be a few bits carried over from models past – such as the C8 Corvette Stingray’s exhaust tips.
As confirmed in spy photos and leaks, the upcoming C8 Corvette E-Ray will run a set of quad outboard exhaust tips with a square design. The design incorporates rounded edges and a bell-like shape, sitting neatly in a horizontal layout in the outer corners of the Corvette’s rear bumper – just like the C8 Corvette Stingray.
By contrast, the international-market C8 Corvette Z06 runs slightly different exhaust tips. While the international-market Z06 also incorporates an outboard exhaust design with quad tips, the tips are flatter around the top edge, leading down into a hexagonal shape for the lower half of the tips. Overall, the design is less square than that of the Corvette Stingray and upcoming Corvette E-Ray.
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Notably, the exhaust tips on the international-market Z06 are identical to those equipped by the Cadillac Escalade-V, which, per previous GM Authority coverage, including the same flat upper design and hexagonal lower shape.
As for the greasy bits at the other end, the upcoming C8 Corvette E-Ray runs the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is the same powerplant equipped by the C8 Corvette Stingray. However, in the new E-Ray, the LT2 is assisted by a hybrid system that mounts an electric motor up front to drive the front wheels, while the LT2 gasoline engine drives the rear wheels, blessing the E-Ray with all-wheel grip. Put it all together, and total peak output is estimated to hit at roughly 600 horsepower.
Under the skin, the C8 Corvette E-Ray will ride on the GM Y2 platform, the same underpinnings as the rest of the C8 lineup.