The 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray brings a fresh approach to Chevrolet’s famous sports car as the first hybrid Chevy Corvette C8 model and the first Vette offering all-wheel drive, together enabling the fastest zero-to-sixty acceleration time in the lineup.
The 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray’s front-axle electric motor also enables inclusion of the Stealth Mode among its features, which GM Authority is taking a closer look at today with the how-to video below.
Chevy engineers brought this video to the Chevrolet YouTube channel, coming in just under two minutes in length. The video is brief because Stealth Mode is designed to be very easy to engage and use, with only a few basic instructions needed.
To enable Stealth Mode, the driver must choose to engage it before starting their Corvette E-Ray, with the mode only accessible when the vehicle is parked and turned off. The steps to engage the mode are as follows:
- Press the brake
- Move the driver mode knob to activate the EV selection menu
- Select Stealth Mode in the menu
- Press the starter button
Once activated, Stealth Mode enables driving the Corvette E-Ray using the electric motor only, causing the vehicle to drive almost silently. The electric-only, front-axle propulsion has a range of three to four miles, varying according to the driving style plus road and weather conditions. The vehicle can drive at up to 45 mph in Stealth Mode.
Chevy engineer Stefan Frick notes “we wanted to give people the option to drive their car stealthily.” In practical terms, this means the ICE engine powering the rear axle remains “dormant until the driver is ready to unleash that visceral feel that you’re used to.” As a reminder, the electric motor and the E-Ray’s naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine working together develop a total of 655 horsepower.
Exiting Stealth Mode can occur in several different ways. The V8 engine engages when the E-Ray exceeds the three to four miles range that the electric motor can handle on its own, when the driver accelerates sharply, or when the driver pushes the car’s speed above 45 miles per hour.
Check out the full how-to video below: