In this video by ICNV Drivers Edition he discusses the recent Corvette E-ray prototype goes up in flames while testing in Spain.
The Hybrid electric Corvette E Ray is suppose to be a competitor to the Acura NSX with front electric motors that assist the front wheels along with the C8 Corvette Stingray engine in the rear. The C8 Corvette E Ray is going to be the first step in electrifying the Corvette before going full electric to compete with Tesla with their Roadster if that ever comes out and their current Tesla Model S Plaid that does 0 to 60 in 1.99 seconds and the quarter mile at 154 mph in the low 9s.
Chevrolet has issued a statement regarding the fiery incident. In an e-mail to Motor1.com, Trevor Thompkins, Senior Manager, Chevrolet Passenger Cars, Performance and Motorsports Communications at General Motors, said:
“A Corvette development vehicle undergoing extreme testing by one of our suppliers this week had a thermal incident. All who were involved are safe as this is our top priority. We are investigating the situation with the supplier.”
You can learn more about the C8 Corvette Eray Prototype going up in flames and catching fire in his video below.
Here is an Instagram Video of the C8 Corvette Eray prototype up in flames.
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Recently the C8 Corvette Eray hybrid was seen testing at the Nurburgring. And Corvette confirmed on Instagram that the hybrid electric all wheel drive C8 Corvette Eray would be next and a fully electric C8 Corvette would follow after that.