First breaking cover this past January, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray introduces several firsts to the storied Chevrolet Corvette nameplate, arriving as not only the first-ever hybrid-powered production Corvette, but the first-ever all-wheel-drive production Corvette as well. Now, the new Corvette E-Ray is taking on a pair of mid-engine European supercars in the following drag racing video.
Coming to us from the folks at Hagerty, the video is a bit over 10 minutes long, and includes specs and info on each of the vehicles participating in the race, as well as plenty of high-quality footage showing off all that high-horsepower goodness.
So then, what about those specs? Let’s start with the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, which hits the scene with the same mid-mounted internal-combustion powerplant as the C8 Stingray, specifically the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine. Rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, the ICE is certainly no slouch – however, in the E-Ray, the V8 is paired with a front-mounted electric motor producing an additional 160 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque at the front axle, with electrons sourced from a 1.9 kWh battery pack.
Put it all together, and the 2024 Corvette E-Ray lays down a combined 655 horsepower. Not too shabby, especially when considering the E-Ray’s all-wheel traction. That said, the extra gear also makes the E-Ray considerably heavier, tipping the scales at 3,774 pounds, or roughly 400 pounds more than an equivalent C8 Stingray.
Nevertheless, GM claims that the Corvette E-Ray can hit 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds at 130 mph. The question is – what will it do in the real world?
To find out Hagerty is lining it up against a 2021 Ferrari F8 Spider and 2020 Lamborghini Huracán EVO for a straight-line acceleration test. As you might expect, neither of these machines are particularly slow, with the Ferrari laying down 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque thanks to its twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8, and the Lambo laying down 502 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque thanks to its 5.2L V10.
How will it all play out? Hit play to see for yourself: