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

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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!

One thought on “The All-New Corvette E-Ray is NOT What I Expected…”

  1. One of the most thorough comparison videos I have EVER watched; fantastic job my friend! My 2023 3LT Red Mist HTC will be ready for me to pickup any day now once my local dealership finishes installing all of my “LPO” options. After watching this video, I really want the E-Ray, but having another Z06 (it will be my third) would complete my Trifecta (2009 Z06, 2018 Z06, 2023-24/25?) of Corvette ownership. Thank you again for your video and your time. I didn’t catch your You Tube name and greatly desire to subscribe.
    Cheers,
    David 👍🏻❤️🏎️😎

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