The 2024 Corvette E-Ray: Taking Electric to a Whole New Level
The Corvette just turned 70 years old, and Chevrolet is celebrating with an all-new, electrified all-wheel-drive Corvette for 2024.
The new E-Ray uses electrification to enhance the driving experience with intense straight-line performance, all-weather confidence and sure-footed grand touring capabilities that can only be achieved with eAWD. E-Ray is also the only sports car pairing two separate propulsion systems to provide naturally aspirated V-8 power with electrified responsiveness powered by eAWD, making it one like none.
Not only is it AWD, but it is also the fastest Corvette clocking a 2.5-second 0-60 mph time before breezing through the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. Power comes from the 6.2L LT2 Small Block V-8, putting 495 horsepower and 470lb-ft of torque to the rear axle. It is complemented by an electric motor that channels an additional 160 horsepower and 125lb-ft of torque through the front wheels via a 1.9 kWh battery pack, which is located between the seats. In total, E-Ray produces a combined 655 horsepower from both the electric motor and Small Block V-8.
There is no need for plug-in charging for the E-Ray’s battery system. The battery is charged via regenerative energy from coasting and braking, as well as during normal driving. A new Stealth Mode allows the E-Ray to be temporarily driven on electric power alone at speeds of up to 45 mph.
The E-Ray features a distinguished design. Outside it mimics Z06 but has a twisted five-spoke star design that is exclusive to the E-Ray. Choose from fourteen different exterior color choices, including the new Riptide Blue, Seawolf Gray and Cacti. Pick from optional carbon fiber wheels in carbon flash, visible carbon fiber finish or visible carbon fiber with a red stripe. Also, An E-Ray-exclusive body-length stripe package in Electric Blue.
On the safety front, all 2024MY Corvettes receive more safety features, including Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking as well as Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.
The 2024 Corvette E-Ray goes on sale in 2023, with an MSRP of $104,295 for the 1LZ coupe and $111,295 for the 1LZ convertible model, with production to take place at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly facility in Kentucky, from U.S. and globally sourced parts.