The 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray made its official debut in January, dropping cover as the first-ever production Vette to equip all-wheel drive and a hybrid powertrain. As one might expect, the new Corvette E-Ray offers a few unique bits and pieces aimed specifically at customers eager to customize their new mid-engine sports car. That includes new Rapid Blue badges, GM Authority has learned.
The new Rapid Blue badges for the 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray are tagged with RPO code SUF, and are offered as a Genuine Corvette Accessory. The accessory includes Rapid Blue and Carbon Flash coloring, replacing the standard E-Ray badges. The badges are also offered as an LPO-level option, which means they are installed by the dealer, rather than at the factory when the vehicle is initially produced.
The Rapid Blue badges for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray are priced at $225, and are available on all E-Ray trim levels (1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ) and both body styles (Coupe and Convertible).
The introduction of the latest 2024 Corvette includes several new exterior paint options as well, namely Riptide Blue, Sea Wolf Gray, and Cacti, each of which is also available on the other C8 Corvette variants (C8 Stingray and C8 Z06). There is a total of 14 paint color options offered for the 2024 model year. The 2024 model year also introduces a new interior colorway named Artemis.
As for the mechanical specs, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray cradles the same naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine as the C8 Corvette Stingray, rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. However, the E-Ray pairs the ICE-powered V8 with a single front-mounted electric motor, which, on its own, doles out 160 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, juiced by a 1.9 kWh battery pack mounted between the seats. Peak combined output between the ICE and electric motor is rated at 655 horsepower, which is enough to slingshot the E-Ray from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
Under the skin, all C8 variants ride on the GM Y2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.