The 2024 Corvette arrives as the eighth-gen C8’s fifth model year, introducing a number of important updates and changes over the previous 2023 model year. Now, Chevy Corvette fans and potential customers can spec the 2024 Corvette using the official configurator tool at Chevrolet’s website. That includes the 2024 Corvette Stingray, the 2024 Corvette Z06, and the 2024 Corvette E-Ray.
The most important change introduced by the 2024 model year is the debut of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, the first-ever hybrid-powered, all-wheel-drive Corvette model ever offered from the factory. Just behind the cabin, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray cradles the same naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine equipped by the C8 Corvette Stingray, but in the E-Ray, this powerplant combos with a single front-mounted electric motor and 1.9 kWh battery system, bringing peak output to 655 horsepower.
As before, the 2024 Corvette lineup also includes the highly track-capable C8 Corvette Z06, featuring the high-revving naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine. Peak output in the C8 Z06 is rated at 670 horsepower and 470 pound-feet, with redline set at 8,600 rpm.
Finally, customers are also offered the C8 Corvette Stingray, once again packing the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine good for 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in standard guise.
Per previous GM Authority coverage, the destination freight charge (DFC) for the C8 Corvette has increased with the 2024 model year, now set at $1,595 across the board, a $200-increase compared to a DFC of $1,395 included with the 2023 model year.
All C8 Corvette variants ride on the GM Y2 platform, with Corvette production taking place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky. Notably, the R8C Corvette Museum Delivery option is now a bit more expensive than it was with the 2023 model year, as recently covered by GM Authority. Production of the 2024 Corvette begins September 5th, 2023, while production of the 2023 Corvette ends September 1st, 2023.