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Chevrolet Corvette 2024: E-Ray hybrid supercar variant leaks on official website


The electrified version of the C8 Corvette, the E-Ray, has been leaked on an official Chevrolet configurator overnight

Chevrolet has accidentally lobbed the online configurator of its upcoming hybrid Corvette E-Ray onto its website this week, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come for the electrified variant. 

Although it’s now pulled from the website, the information published displayed a range of colour choices, wheel options and confirmed at last that a hybrid E-Ray is coming sometime in 2024, with a reveal likely during 2023. 

Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 2024 wheel designs
The Chevrolet Corvette’s new E-Ray variant has been leaked online via a configurator

Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, confirmed earlier in the year that the Corvette model would be electrified “as early as next year”. 

A fully-electric Corvette, however, is still some time away and could be the first sports car to sit on GM’s Ultium electric platform shared with the GMC Hummer, Chevrolet’s electric Silverado and Blazer SUV.

What to expect from the upcoming Corvette E-Ray

The online configurator shows the E-Ray with quad exhaust pipes, meaning that this variant will retain an internal combustion engine. 

Therefore, the E-Ray will be the first ever hybrid Corvette and also the first all-wheel-drive version to be produced. 

Never fear if you think that an electrified Corvette will lose its character. The model will almost certainly use a V8 engine, however it’s likely that an electric motor will be installed on the front axle for even greater performance. Expect the 6.2-litre LT2 V8 engine to remain.  

Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 2024 configurator
The E-Ray will likely be the first AWD Corvette

We couldn’t see a charging port on the configurator, so it’s likely that the E-Ray could be more of a traditional hybrid rather than a plug-in type. 

Several different wheel designs will be available for the E-Ray, along with several colour choices including a unique Cacti green shade. Several interior colours are also available, including tan, red, blue, black and grey. 

Power and torque outputs, along with on-board battery size, are yet to be confirmed. 

Expect the latest Corvette Z06 flagship to be one of the last ICE Corvette to be released. It’s coming to Australia, but likely in limited numbers.