2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray hybrid leaked by way of configurator
The design of the brand new Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray hybrid has been revealed, not by a leaked patent submitting, or unapproved photograph taken at a manufacturing facility or proving floor, however by the net configurator going dwell forward of schedule.
Person KK87 on the Mid-Engine Corvette Forum discovered the configurator, and managed to submit display screen caps of it earlier than GM took down that a part of the Chevrolet web site.
From what we are able to see, the E-Ray appears to make use of the broader physique panels fitted to the Z06. To assist differentiate the 2, the vents on the rear, the plastic trim across the aspect air intakes, and the blade that spans the grille and entrance intakes are all color coded as a substitute of being completed in gloss black.
The E-Ray additionally misses out on the Z06’s entrance splitters, aspect sill extensions, and enormous rear wing.
There doesn’t appear to be a visual flap for a charging port. So, until Chevrolet has carried out an distinctive job at hiding it or omitted it from configurator, it appears the E-Ray can be a hybrid quite than a plug-in hybrid.
Earlier experiences indicated the E-Ray will include an electrical motor for the entrance axle, with the mid-mounted V8 chargeable for driving the rear wheels. This implies the E-Ray would be the first Corvette with all-wheel drive, and can be front-wheel drive when cruising or throughout mild acceleration.
Given the E-Ray has a wider physique than the entry-level Stingray, however misses out on the Z06’s aero equipment, it’s in all probability secure to say its whole energy output will fall between the 2.
For reference, the Stingray’s 6.2-litre V8 engine makes 364kW and 630Nm, whereas the Z06 makes use of a 5.5-litre V8 with a flat-plane crank rated at 500kW and 624Nm.
Each the Stingray and Z06 have an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission as commonplace.
One display screen cap of the inside exhibits the E-Ray has the identical redline because the Stingray, suggesting it’s going to use the 6.2-litre V8. Close to the motive force’s knee are buttons for Battery Regenerative Braking and Computerized Engine Begin/Cease.
A full EV variant of the eight-generation, or C8, Corvette will be part of the vary within the not-too-distant future.
Final month Car and Driver reported GM will flip Corvette right into a sub-brand, with an high-performance EV sedan, and a Urus-baiting EV crossover as a consequence of launch from 2025.
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