In celebration of the "Vette's" 70th birthday, the C8 has combined the naturally aspirated V8 of the Stingray with an electric motor.
The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray, which has been awaited for a long time, is here, but it does things a little differently than other hybrid supercars. First and foremost, the part-leccy C8 retains a V8 engine, in stark contrast to the McLaren Artura and Ferrari 296 GTB, which each utilize a V6.
Additionally, the E-Ray's front-axle-mounted motor does not have to compensate for turbo lag, which is unusual in the hybrid performance car industry. Yes, the Corvette Stingray's 6.2-liter "LT2" naturally aspirated V8 is mounted in the middle. Therefore, throttle response ought to be rather rapid.
With 364 kilowatts, the LT2 is not lacking in poke. The E-Ray has a total power output of 482 kilowatts when the front-axle motor is added, which results in some jaw-dropping straight-line performance. 0 to 100 km/h takes just 2.5 seconds. A quick-shifting eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox maximizes the power.
Because it is not a plug-in hybrid, it has a small 1.9 kilowatt-hour battery pack that is mostly charged by coasting and the regenerative braking system. The "Stealth Mode" allows you to drive at up to 72 kilometers per hour for brief periods without turning on the engine, but you won't be able to go that far on electricity alone. To further conserve fuel, a cylinder deactivation system shuts down four of the V8's cylinders.
The Corvette E-Ray is significantly heavier than the Ferrari and Mclaren, which are both PHEVs, despite having significantly fewer battery cells. It weighs 1712 kilograms, about 200 kilograms more pork than each European. However, the E-Ray costs $104,295—or $111,295 for the convertible—much less. Three of these could be purchased for the same price as a Ferrari.
Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, E-Ray-specific 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires (Sport 4S summer boots are available as part of the performance pack), a redesigned body that is 90 millimeters wider than the Stingray's, and adaptive dampers are all included in that price.