2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Gallery
The first Corvette hybrid is also the quickest yet.
In 2023, the Chevrolet Corvette turns 70 years old. Celebrating its latest decade, Chevy's halo sports car welcomes an all-new iteration: its first electrified variant. The 2024 Corvette E-Ray not only represents the model's first hybrid offering but is also the quickest Vette ever, according to the automaker.
What is the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray?
The Chevy Corvette is currently in its eighth generation (known widely as the C8) but only now welcomes a hybrid version that also happens to be all-wheel drive (AWD) — another Corvette first. The 2024 E-Ray blends decades of performance expertise with an electrified motor to produce a powerful, all-season sports car.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray eAWD System
The 2024 Corvette E-Ray features electrified AWD (eAWD) as standard. This intelligent AWD system brings added traction and stability during various road conditions by adjusting power to the front wheels as needed. The E-Ray eAWD system also continuously learns and adapts to changing road surfaces and driver inputs in real time. Further improving performance in the dry or wet, Chevy equips the Corvette E-Ray with standard Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Specs
Under the hood, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray features the same 6.2-liter V8 engine as the standard Corvette Stingray, which produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. However, when coupled with an electric motor powered by a 1.9-kWh battery, the E-Ray's total output is 655 horsepower. That's just 15 horses shy of the C8 Corvette Z06. Chevy pairs this hybrid performance with a standard eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Sorry, sports-car purists, no manual shifter is available.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Performance
To some, "hybrid" means humdrum. The Corvette E-Ray hybrid begs to differ. A zero-to-60-mph time of fewer than 3 seconds is common fare for the Corvette. But, according to General Motors, the Corvette E-Ray is even quicker, with a zero-to-60-mph time of 2.5 seconds, making it the quickest production Corvette ever.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Drive Modes
The Corvette E-Ray has six primary drive modes: Tour, Sport, Track, Weather, My Mode, and Z-Mode. Additionally, owners can activate a new Charge+ feature to maximize the battery's state of charge. This can be beneficial during track days, for example, as the feature primes the electric-hybrid powertrain for extended lapping.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Stealth Mode
Another new feature of the Corvette E-Ray is Stealth mode. When selected upon startup, the E-Ray will operate strictly on battery power. This all-electric (and quiet) driving mode is available only under certain conditions. The engine will kick in once the vehicle exceeds 45 mph, if more torque is necessary, or if the battery pack has no remaining power.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Suspension
The Corvette E-Ray is 3.6 inches wider than the Stingray and has correspondingly wide wheels and tires. The standard all-season tires come in staggered 20- and 21-inch sizes. The front wheels feature 275/30R-20 tires, while Chevy outfits the rear wheels with 345/25R-21 tires. An optional performance package upgrades the rubber to Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. To maintain comfort, the E-Ray has standard Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, which features three settings.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Configurations
The Corvette E-Ray will be available in three trim levels: 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ. Buyers can configure all three as a coupe with a removable roof or as a hard-top convertible.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Design Options
The standard Corvette E-Ray interior is open to personalization, thanks to options such as two carbon-fiber trims, three seat choices, and seven colors. Also introduced in the new E-Ray is the all-new Artemis Dipped interior, which adds deep-green color tones. The exterior is available in 14 colors, including the new Riptide Blue, Seawolf Gray, and Cacti. Exclusive to the E-Ray is a five-spoke star wheel design and an optional Electric Blue body-length stripe package. Additional design flourishes include various wheel finishes and carbon-fiber or black trim.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Safety
As with all 2024 model-year Corvettes, the E-Ray will have enhanced safety features and advanced driver-assistance systems). These include lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Price and Release Date
Chevrolet will build the 2024 Corvette E-Ray in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It will go on sale in 2023. The E-Ray 1LZ Coupe base price is around $104,000, while the 1LZ Convertible will start at about $111,000 including the $1,595 destination charge.