Corvette E-Ray Buyers Camp Overnight In Front Of NH Dealership11
Customers eager to place an order for the new 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray camped overnight outside MacMulkin Chevrolet in New Hampshire on January 30th, braving nighttime temperatures in the teens to lay claim to their copy of GM’s first-ever hybrid-powered Vette.
MacMulkin Chevrolet, located at 3 Marmon Drive in Nashua, New Hampshire, was the first U.S. dealership GM allowed to start taking orders for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray. The General gave MacMulkin Chevrolet that distinction because it was the country’s #1 selling Corvette dealership in 2022.
People came from across the country to wait outside MacMulkin Chevrolet to place their order on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023, WMUR reports. The eager buyers set up tents outside the dealership, complete with mattresses, blankets, and space heaters to ward off the cold. Some referred to the Corvette E-Ray’s status as the fastest Corvette yet as the motivation for being among the first to place orders.
MacMulkin Chevrolet accepts only personal checks or certified checks as deposits for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray. It does not accept cash or wire transfers according to its website. The dealership limits deposits to one per person, per household, with the deposits refundable until the order is placed with allocation.
Customers wanting to get on the deposit list need a check in the amount of $4,000, photocopies of both sides of a valid driver’s license, a signed terms and conditions sheet, and a filled-out contact information sheet. MacMulkin notes 2024 Chevy Corvette C8 E-Ray deposits can’t be transferred between individuals.
The 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray, which debuted on January 17th, checks the boxes on a number of “firsts.” Not only is it the first hybrid Corvette, it is also the first version of the nameplate to feature all-wheel drive (AWD) and the first to have front-wheel drive – technically, at least. The E-Ray features a front-mounted electric motor powering the front axles, and with Stealth Mode enabled, the hybrid Vette can drive at up to 45 mph using the electrically powered front wheels alone.
A naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2, the same engine found under the hood of the C8 Corvette Stingray, provides the ICE portion of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray’s powertrain. The V8 LT2 develops 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, combining with the front-mounted electric motor to crank out a maximum of 655 horsepower. A dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission (RPO code MLH) connects the engine to the rear wheels.
As a reminder, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray rides on the mid-engine GM Y2 platform and production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, alongside the Corvette Stingray and Corvette Z06 variants.
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Great set up, and interest is very strong all over the country.
I can’t believe GM, I was expecting the E-Ray be just a gamic, but it will put down lap’s farter the Z06. And be tamer on the street. I can only imagine my Stingray with 160hp to the front wheels on a Z06 platform. WOW will that corner.
I want to know how many showed up at MM in person and how many mailed in. Remember Ciocca Corvettes had 200 in person ang 7,000 online on their Z06 sign up day. MM did learn the lesson no online.
I think they should have given the Z06 list a chance to switch. Position for position.
REMEMBER THE CIOCCA DEBACLE ON THE ZO6 where they flipped the process and accepted wire transfers over those of us who got there very early and waited in line to be one of the first got defecated on. They invited the news cameras to come and film the event, but didn’t let us know that they were also accepting transfers until it was too late for us. Instead of being one of the first 100, we realized we were close to 2,000 because of the process change. Good to know about McCaulkan, I’ll buy my next Corvette from them.
All I know is I waited 3 years for my C8. I had to put up with restraints , price increases and bull$hit from my dealer and GM. So, good luck to those who want one of those. I agree with no wagon Vette and no SUV Vette but a hybrid , with the way oil companies are robbing us blind with gas prices , go for it. Oil comps have been making record profits since covid is over on our backs. Enough!
If you waited 3 years WO, and I know some who did too, you picked the wrong dealership. I only had 7 months from deposit to allocation and two more months to delivery. And the tornado hit the week after I got my allocation, or it would have been 8 months from deposit to delivery. I tracked orders for the MY 2022, CC took an average of 9 months, MM took an average of 11 months and CW took an average of 16 months. I saw other at over 24 months. Pick you poizon.
I agree , the dealership I picked, sucks , big time. Not going to buy from them again. I even went to another dealership, for the extended warranty. Got a way better price too. Like I said , they lied , tricked us and played us to get our deposit and made us wait, 3 plus years. Now that I know, it is bye bye.
Perfect car. for the Eletes Liberals. Lets. call it the “Brandon Wagon” !
OH, it’s the perfect car for anyone who enjoys a sports car. Bad ass on the track or any twisty roads you like but a kitten in the city. You obviously never see an AWD car on a track.
Z06, e-ray, is there a ZR1 or Zora ? How many variants in the next 5 years GM can’t keep up with Stingray orders.
Is the 2029 C9 fully electric.
Will they extend the C8 years.
2029 will be 10 production years.