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.