Besides the IntelliBeam headlamps, The General is outfitting the 2024 Corvette with several other GM active safety technology systems, which have become common on most of its vehicle lineup, but mostly absent from the 2023 Chevy Corvette and earlier model years.
When active, the IntelliBeam headlamps (RPO code TQS) will automatically switch on the high beams of the 2024 Corvette at speeds of 25 mph or greater during low-light conditions. The system switches off the high beams when it detects the headlights of opposing traffic or the taillights of a vehicle ahead.
For previous model years, the Chevy Corvette has included only a few of the active safety features standard or optional on other Chevrolet vehicles. Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are the only active safety technology features optionally available on the 2023 Corvette.
Automatic Emergency Braking is unavailable on only three of the Bow Tie’s models, the Chevy Corvette, the Chevy Camaro and the Chevy Express. However, AEB will also be added to the list of features on the 2024 Corvette along with the other new safety equipment.
The 2024 Corvette is set to introduce a new hybrid variant of the Vette nameplate, the 2024 Chevy Corvette C8 E-Ray. The E-Ray houses the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine from the Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray under its hood, rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. It is also motivated by an electric motor separately developing 160 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque.
Together, the gasoline and electric powerplants of the 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray develop a combined 655 horsepower. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes 2.5 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the C8 Corvette Z06. Since the gasoline engine feeds power to the rear axle and the electric motor is connected to the front axle, the E-Ray is also the first all-wheel drive variant of the Corvette.
Details of the 2024 Corvette in general and the new E-Ray variant in particular will be fully available when the online configurator goes live on July 18th, 2023 on the Chevrolet website.
Production of the 2023 Chevy Corvette will cease on September 1st, 2023. Four days later on September 5th, start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Corvette will kick off.
The 2024 model will roll off the assembly line at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, where Corvettes have been produced since 1981.