The All-New Corvette E-Ray is NOT What I Expected…

In this video from Speed Phenom on YouTube he learns more about the All New Corvette E Ray from his track car race car driver perspective.

Corvette E Ray Identity Issue

He mentions he wishes it had more of it’s own identity than looking like the C8 Corvette Z06. The wide body of the C8 Z06 and same tire set up are the exact same. The only difference is a special blue strip combination, E Ray badging, and non center exhaust like the C8 Z06.

Corvette E Ray Weight

The dry weight of a Corvette E Ray is about 3,774 lbs. (pounds) so its about 340 lb. pound difference than the C8 Corvette Z06 (3434 Z07 version with the Carbon fiber wheels).

 

Dry Weight (lb. / kg):3774 / 1712 (coupe)

3856 / 1749 (convertible) Source: Chevy

Dry Weight (lb. / kg):3434 / 1561 with Carbon fiber wheels and Z07 Source: Chevy

Austin doesn’t like all the weight added to the Corvette E Ray but its more expensive to lower weight on cars vs adding more power. And the Corvette E Ray is an affordable Corvette version for more people in the market for more things then just the track focused intention.

Corvette E Ray vs Corvette Z06

Austin from the Speed Phenom YouTube channel currently owns a C8 Corvette Z06 and he previously owned the C8.R edition and base C8 Corvette Stingray.

He is one of the best people to able to compare the C8 Corvette variants especially since he has owned all of the different C8 Corvettes and he has tested the Mclaren Artura. Funny enough the new McLaren Artura is McLaren’s next generation hybrid supercar like the Corvette E Ray.

Chevrolet’s Global Performance Manager Aaron Link said they call the E Ray Corvette a swiss army knife in development giving Corvette enthusiasts a little bit of everything the C8 Corvette generations offer. Also, is give car enthusiasts that don’t want a full electric car like a Tesla or plug in electric car yet but a little taste of the electric technology.

Aaron Link shares some of the differences between the more track focused C8 Corvette Z06 and the Corvette E Ray. They are very close to each other on the track but drive differently.

Mclaren Artura Specs

  • 671 horsepower 531 pound feet of torque
  • Zero to sixty (0 to 60) is 2.6 seconds vs the 2.5 seconds on the Corvette E Ray
  • Twin Turbo V6 vs Corvette E Ray naturally aspirated V8
  • Starts at $233,000 vs $104,000 for a Corvette Eray (two Erays are less than one McLaren Artura

The HIGHEST MILEAGE McLAREN ARTURA!? Driven 1,700 Miles in 6 Days

The new 2024 Corvette E-Ray is the quickest ever Corvette and the first ever AWD and electrified Corvette. With the new announcement, I have had many many people ask me if I would trade my new Z06 for an E-Ray, and having experienced both vehicles, I absolutely have an answer to this question! Make sure you check out my other Z06 review and ownership vlog videos so far to learn more about this epic car, and also my first ride along with the new E-Ray! Comment below which of the new high-powered C8 Corvette’s you would rather own!

Chevrolet Unveils the New Corvette E-RAY

In these videos you can see the new Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray in its form with its new 160 horsepower electric motors in the front powering the C8 Corvette Stingray 6.2L rear engine.

The New Corvette E Ray is the quickest production Corvette ever made even with 300 more pounds in weight vs the C8 Corvette Z06 the electric motors and all wheel drive system on the Corvette E Ray helps power it to 10.5 in the quarter mile at 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds.

The Corvette E-Ray is the first “Electrified” Corvette and could be a sneak peak into what the new C8 Corvette ZR1 or Zora could be. If Chevy continues down this path the new C8 Corvette ZR1 might be a Ferrari SF90 competitor with hybrid electric technology paired with a Twin Turbo V8 engine from Chevrolet.

Under 45mph it can be silent in the new “stealth” Chevrolet Corvette ERay mode and once it goes above that the rear engine 500hp kicks on.

C8 Corvette Z06 vs Corvette E Ray

The Corvette E-ray is if a base stingray C8 Corvette and C8 Z06 had a baby with electric hybrid motors added to the mix. It has the C8 Z06 widebody, wheels, and tires but the C8 Corvette Stingray LT2 V8 Engine. The pricing is very similar to the C8 Z06, looks like a C8 Z06 however doesn’t have that Ferrari 458 flat plane crank engine sound of the C8 Z06.

Differences between the C8 Corvette Z06 & Corvette E Ray

  • Price, Corvette E Ray is starting at $2k less then the base model C8 Z06
  • Engine, the main reason people loved the C8 Corvette Z06 is the flat plane crank high naturally aspirated revving engine with 670hp
  • AWD, Corvette E Ray is all wheel drive vs the rear wheel drive C8 Z06
  • Hybrid, Corvette E Ray has 160 hp hybrid assist electric motor similar to a Acura NSX which gives it more torque and the all wheel drive capabilities
  • Body Color, Corvette E Ray looks to only have a body colored option standard on the car.

In this video you can see the new Sea wolf Gray Tri-coat color and the new E Ray 5 Spoke wheel option. Also, the front motors don’t take up that much of the frunk space and is the quickest Corvette ever made and part of the C8 Corvette generation.

Today we get to check out the brand new Electrified Corvette E-Ray – with a powerful electric motor in the front and a massive V8 Engine in the back. Bringing the power of electric and the ferocity of recycled dinosaurs together for the ultimate supercar. Not only increasing acceleration – but also this new 2024 Corvette E-Ray will be the first Corvette with all wheel drive; traction on all four tires. Pretty amazing! HUGE thanks to Corvette for letting us come check out the new Corvette E-Ray.

Chevy MyWay: Corvette Expert Sessions – Introducing the Corvette E-Ray

The All-New 2024 Corvette E-Ray is the quickest Corvette ever. After 70 years of innovation, we’ve paired a 6.2L V8 with electrified all-wheel drive to handle all four seasons. It’s one like none.

Chevrolet announces 2024 Corvette E-Ray hybrid car

This segment originally aired on January 17, 2023. Yahoo Finance’s Rachelle Akuffo discusses GM’s first hybrid Corvette vehicle to hit the roads.

Chevy Corvette E-Ray Hybrid Pricing

The all new Chevy E-Ray Corvette will start at $104,000 just $2k less then the all new C8 Corvette Z06.

Chevy Corvette E-Ray 0 to 60 and Quarter Mile

The Chevy Corvette E-Ray 0 to 60 (zero to sixty) is 2.5 seconds and quarter mile is 10.5 seconds and is the quickest production Corvette ever made.

Chevy Corvette E-Ray Hybrid System and Motors

The Corvette E-Ray’s hybrid electric motor system includes an electric motor on the front axle that provides 160 additional horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque

Chevy Corvette E-Ray Electric Drive Unit

With a rated output of 160 horsepower, the electrified motor powering the front axle along with the LT2 V8 engine provide an incredible 655 combined horsepower.¹ And, while the LT2 V8 engine provides 470 lb.‑ft. of torque to the rear wheels, the electric motor adds an additional 125 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels. (per Chevrolet)

corvette eray eletric hybrid motor drive unit system

2024 Corvette E Ray Battery

 1.9 kWh lithium‑ion battery electrifies Corvette for the first time, powering the electric drive unit that powers the front wheels. The battery is self‑charging, picking up energy as you go, letting you focus on the drive. The E‑Ray battery system includes an integrated power electronics system designed for maximum responsiveness, efficiency and performance, all in support of a 0.5-second improvement in 0‑60 time.²

² Based on initial vehicle movement. (per Chevrolet)

corvette e ray battery

First Look! 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray | MotorTrend

The new Chevy Corvette E-Ray hybrid coupe and convertible is the first electrified, first AWD, and—in EV mode—first front-drive Vette ever. Read all about it right here

FORGET about Z06! Meet the 2024 Electrified AWD C8 E-RAY Corvette!

What do you think would you prefer an Electric Corvette E-Ray hybrid over a C8 Corvette Z06? Leave a comment below


C8 Corvette All Wheel Drive Hybrid Eray Visualizer LEAKED

In the video below you can see Rick Corvette Conti a corvette salesman at a Chevy Dealer in Ohio confirm the Corvette E Ray Visualizer leak is real. And the Corvette Eray is suppose to come out in the Summer of 2023. 

If you want the direct link to the Corvette E Ray visualizer to start to build and design yours click here, otherwise keep reading. Also, learn more about the Chevy Corvette E Ray since as of January 17th, 2022 it was unveiled by Chevrolet after we created the information about the E Ray leak.

Also based on the Corvette E Ray 2024 Visualizer tool leaked it looks like the Corvette E Ray will be sharing the same C8 Corvette Z06 widebody. However it looks like the Corvette E Ray will not have the same center exhaust as the C8 Corvette Z06.

And as we have pointed out over a year ago thanks to Chevy dude it’s going to be an All Wheel Drive Hybrid Electric C8 Corvette. Chevrolet has hinted at this with their Instagram and social media videos as well as shown here.

Also, just like it’s competitor the Corvette Eray was spotted with the Acura NSX also has front electric motors powering the front wheels with a hybrid assist motor on the back of the engine.

C8 Corvette Colors (New with the Corvette E RayModel)

  • Riptide Blue Metallic (2024 Chevrolet Equinox Color as shown here)
  • Sea Wolf Gray Tri Coat (there is actually a submarine that is called Seawolf with this color in the US Navy) when searching “seawolf gray” on Google images.
  • Cacti Green (also coming on the Chevrolet Trax for 2024 as shown here)

In the new Corvette Eray visualizer that was leaked three new colors C8 Corvette colors were leaked as well. One of the colors is a faded green C8 Corvette color called Cacti and the other is a new gray color called the Sea Wolf Gray Tri Coat to replace the ceramic matrix gray color that Chevrolet had as an option for the C8 Corvette. Another color that went away is the Caffeine color (Rick refers to as Meatloaf) which replaced Zeus Bronze on the original 2020 C8 Corvette rollout. Also there is a new Riptide Blue Metallic color that is replacing the Elkhart Lake Blue color. They also removed white pearl metallic color and are allowing carbon flash metallic without the “70th” anniversary package.

C8 Corvette Colors removed starting with the Corvette E Ray

  • Caffeine Metallic
  • White Pearl Metallic
  • Elkhart Lake Blue
  • Ceramic Matrix Gray

Here you can see with the C8 Corvette Z06 Visualizer none of these colors are available yet. Also, as you will see below the wheel options and interior isn’t available yet either.

Corvette Eray

Here you can see some more details of the all new all wheel drive Hybrid C8 Corvette Eray from Aaron on Twitter. Which shows the Corvette Eray will have 605 Horsepower about 65 less Horsepower than the C8 Z06.

Also, all of the Corvette Erays shown in the leaked visualizer tool are full body color optioned cars without the option for carbon flash on the side vents or front or back bumper areas as shown before in the other C8 Corvette models like the Stingray and 2023 C8 Corvette Z06.

Massive C8 Corvette Leak. The 2024 ERay Visualizer was briefly leaked and boy is it packed with little secrets of what to expect. Lets break down all the information leaked so far and gathered. Things we find out in todays leak: -New 2024 Colors -Forward Collision Safety Tech is coming -Auto Start Stop -New Interior Colors -E-Ray Engine Insight -E-Ray Shares Z06 design and aero -Availability Timeline -E-Ray Trim Levels

New Corvette C8 E Ray Wheels

The C8 Corvette E Ray will have a new 5 spoke wheel that comes in a new Pearl Nickel, Bright Polished, Carbon Flash, and Satin Black with Blue Stripe options.

New Corvette C8 Eray Interior Color

In the 2024 Corvette E Ray visualizer a new interior color was spotted as well called Artemis to match the new Cacti exterior color.

What We Know So Far About the Hybrid Electric C8 Corvette E Ray

In this video by Fred’s Full Throttle on YouTube he moves on from the C8 Corvette Z06 pricing conversations to everything we know about the all wheel drive hybrid electric C8 Corvette possibly called “Eray”.

This week I decided to move on from Z06 pricing discussion, and start taking a look at the C8 E-Ray.  What is an E-Ray?  Where does it fit in the Corvette lineup?  Is it fast?  And most importantly, will it be fun? I’m going to take a look at the car, sharing what information has been released, as well as cover some of the not confirmed, but likely to be true guesses on other aspects of the car.  One important note, for everything I’m going to share here, I will try to be clear about what is confirmed/official versus what is speculation and an educated guess.So let’s go talk about the E-Ray!

As we have shown spotted back on July 21st the C8 Corvette Eray was testing at the Nürburgring thanks to Car Spy Media uploading the footage to their Youtube Channel.

Also, we covered Mark Reuss going on CNBC back in April 2022 where he confirmed an Electric Corvette was coming as well as a hybrid electric assisted C8 Corvette similar to what Acura NSX created years ago. And in August 2021 we shared a video of an Acura NSX be spotted and benchmarked with the C8 Corvette test vehicles leading people to believe there would be an electric hybrid version.

And as early as October 2021 there was more footage of an electric hybrid C8 Corvette testing with the C8 Z06.

Another really good catch was by Chevy Dude with the C8 Corvette Z06 reveal in October 2021 and them using an all wheel drive dyno we also shared suggesting an all wheel drive C8 Corvette was coming.

Lastly, we just covered some information first reported by Motor1.com and with video proof on Instagram of what was believed to be a C8 Corvette Eray test vehicle going up in flames. Which then Motor1.com switched to “test mule” vs. Eray per GM’s PR team. 

[UPDATE] 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.”

We have a whole category on our C8 Corvette Blog dedicated the Corvette Eray to keep you updated. Be sure to bookmark our site and visit back often for the latest updates and news on the C8 Corvette only.

Some of the Top C8 Corvette Eray Questions

The speculation is somewhere between the $65k and $106k C8 Corvette Stingray and C8 Corvette Z06 models.
Yes, at some point in 2023 Mark Reuss stated on CNBC that there will be an electric corvette variant model of the C8 Corvette.

C8 Corvette E Ray Prototype Goes Up In Flames (VIDEOs)

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.

He is covering the C8 Corvette E Ray prototype news from Motor1.com, CarBuzz, and Road & Track.

Per Motor1.com news Chevrolet provided this statement.

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.

Chevrolet Confirms Electric & Hybrid Assist C8 Corvettes NEXT!

This morning on Instagram the Corvette official handle confirmed they will no longer be making any more non electric C8 Corvettes after the C8 Corvette Z06.

They said the next Corvette will be a hybrid assist electric Corvette and then a FULL Electric Corvette for the ZR1, Eray, or Zora!

 

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In addition to the amazing new Chevrolet #Corvette #Z06 coming this year, an electrified #Corvette will be available as early as next year and a fully electric version to follow. Stay tuned for more.

In the Instagram video they use you can clearly see them using an All Wheel Drive (AWD) C8 Corvette to show what’s coming. We were one of the first blogs to write about the C8 Corvette going All Wheel Drive when they teased the C8 Z07 on an All Wheel Drive Dyno in the unveil video.

A lot of the comments so far having been mixed with some people saying just build the C8 Z06 and don’t shut down the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant any further as well as not wanting an “electric Corvette”.

However, we did see people saying they are looking forward to it as well and we lean on that side. That’s the way the world is moving and although the sound and “soul” of a car is important why not have both and perhaps have one of the baddest electric sport cars to compete with the Tesla Plaid and Tesla Roadster that is coming out that has mind boggling performance of 1.99 0 to 60 and low 9 second quarter miles with out clutches or engines breaking like we see with the Twin Turbo C8 Corvettes.

Here is General Motors President Mark Reuss sits down with CNBC’s Phil LeBeau to announce the company’s plan to make an electrified Chevrolet Corvette.

General Motors President Mark Reuss Talking about Electric Corvette

One thing we know for sure is the C8 Corvette Z06 prices are going to skyrocket and go through the roof being the last flat plane crank non electric Corvette. The first Hybrid assist Corvette will most likely be the C8 Corvette E Ray we have talked about replacing the grandsport and competing with the likes of the Acura NSX

Corvette: Electrified | Chevrolet

Here are what some YouTubers are saying about the all wheel drive hybrid assist C8 Corvette and the full electric Corvette that is coming next year in 2023 and beyond.

GM 100% CONFIRMED an AWD C8 E-RAY & Fully ELECTRIC Corvette coming SOON!

It’s Confirmed.. All Electric C8 Corvette (ERay) Is on the Way

C8 CORVETTE NEWS DIRECT FROM MARK RUESSS ELECTRIC IS COMING

What do you think about the New electric Corvette whether its the hybrid assist electric Corvette or a full electric Corvette model?  Will the lists be as long as they are for the C8 Corvette Z06?

C8 Corvette E-Ray Hybrid Spied Testing Together With Z06? (VIDEO)

Check out this video by CarSpyMedia on YouTube where they claim to have video footage of the new C8 Z06 and C8 Corvette ERay testing together at the GM Test Center.

Some people in the comments of the video are saying this is just the base model C8 Corvette Z06 vs. the track inspired C8 Z06 with the Z07 package which included the bigger spoiler or wing. We tend to agree because the reveal is coming out for the new Z06 Corvette and they have shown a photo of one version of it already that looks like one of the Corvettes that are under camo in this video.

We have covered the C8 Corvette E Ray model before but as the C8 Z06 reveal approaches at the end of October there has been a lot more footage, photos, and videos of the new C8 Corvette models that are about to be released.

2022 Chevrolet C8 Corvette E-Ray Hybrid Prototype Spied Testing Together With Z06 at GM Test Center

Sound on! I have taken a new spy video of the hybrid-electric Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray during some hot laps on the Nürburgring.

C8 Corvette E Ray Spotted! (Testing with Acura NSX)

Check out this video from Cars, Costs and Technology where he noticed the C8 Corvette E Ray in the C8 Corvette Z06 testing videos.

Also, there has been article after article recently talking about the C8 Corvette E Ray testing with the Acura NSX. The C8 Corvette E Ray will not have all the same specs, tires, motors as the C8 Z06 but it will be getting all wheel drive. And possibly faster than the C8 Z06 going 0 to 60 in 2 seconds.

The C8 Corvette E Ray is suppose to be a hybrid assist C8 Corvette while the C8 Corvette Zora will be full electric along with the C9 Corvette is our guess to be an all electric Corvette line up.

It makes a lot of sense to use an Acura NSX as a benchmark since it has two electric motors up front on each wheel and an electric motor on it’s V6 Twin Turbo set up that pushed out 573 HP and is all wheel drive.

This is the way cars are going as shown with the fastest production car in the world the Tesla Model S Plaid running 9.2 second quarter miles at 154 mph and is a 4 door family sedan with 3 electric 400HP motors providing 1020 horsepower to the wheel with Elon Musk sand bagging the rest of the horsepower with a software update.

Here’s the video of the C8 Corvette E Ray Spotted

New C8 Corvette E-RAY details