The 2024 Corvette ushers in the fifth model year for the eighth-generation sports car, introducing the new hybrid 2024 Corvette E-Ray. Now, GM Authority has learned when production of the 2024 Corvette will officially get underway.
According to sources familiar with the matter, 2024 Corvette production will kick off on September 5th, 2023. Production of the 2023 Corvette will end September 1st, 2023.
The 2024 Corvette will be produced at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, the same facility that has served as the exclusive producer of the Corvette sports car since 1981.
The 2024 Corvette follows the introduction of the C8 Corvette Z06 for the 2023 model year, the production of which was heavily constrained. Now, the 2024 Corvette ushers in a new model variant known as the C8 Corvette E-Ray.
The new 2024 Corvette E-Ray stands out as the first-ever production Corvette to offer a hybrid-electric powertrain, mating the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine (the same powerplant cradled by the C8 Stingray) with a single front-mounted electric motor and 1.9 kWh battery system.
Output from the gasoline unit reaches the rear wheels via a new variant of the C8’s dual-clutch, eight-speed automatic transmission (RPO code MLH), while the electric drive motor powers the front axle, making the 2024 Corvette E-Ray the first-ever production all-wheel drive Corvette as well. The ICE V8 is rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, while the electric motor is rated at 160 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, bringing peak combined output to 655 horsepower.
Looking ahead, the Corvette line is expected to introduce a refresh for select interior components some time in the future, while the upcoming 2025 model year is expected to bring the debut of the new C8 Corvette ZR1. Looking ahead even further, the 2026 Corvette is expected to introduce the new C8 Corvette Zora.