At first glance, maybe the most evocative aspect of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray visualization is what isn’t there. There’s been almost no attempt to modernize or adulterate the Z08’s modern classic visuals. This is a Corvette – low-slung, long hood, wide stance. “I’m a hybrid!” signage is limited to a few E-Ray emblems visible if you squint. This is a vehicle proud of its past, intending to stand up proudly for its name. Frankly, hybrid or not, the E-Ray looks more like a classic ‘Vette than several gas-guzzling “real” Corvettes we can think of.
The listed stats live up to the styling, too. Unofficial reports promise a 6.2-liter V8 putting out 495 horsepower, which is standard on the current Corvette Stingray. The electric front axle, which Chevy calls an “e-booster,” is estimated to add 200+, edging the total toward 650 bhp (via Muscle Cars and Trucks). That would be far and away the most powerful stock Corvette ever made, outstripping even the 2023 Z08. For even more performance pedigree, Chevy has slated the E-Ray to be the first all-wheel-drive Corvette; its predecessors have all been RWD (via Jalopnik).
Further details are thin on the ground – there’s only so much info to glean from what is fundamentally a leak of computer-generated pictures. That said, big companies often respond to major leaks with new info. We’ll be excited to see what GM cares to share in the coming weeks.