Based in part on the eighth-generation, mid-engine Corvette Z06 platform, the new Corvette E-Ray once more features a 6.2L LT2 small-block V8 engine. However, the car also uses features electrified technologies that vastly enhance the car’s torque, straight-line performance, all weather-confidence, and overall touring capabilities to give us a Corvette that can be driven anywhere, at any time, regardless of the season.
Available in both coupe and convertible platforms, the Corvette E-Ray combines the enormous power and torque of the 495 horsepower/470 lb-ft. of torque, LT2 engine with an electric motor that produces an additional 160 horsepower and 125 lb-ft through the car’s front wheels via a 1.8 kWh battery pack to create a combined output of 655 horsepower and more torque than any Corvette that came before it.
The result? A Corvette that can now launch from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds and race up to well above 100 miles per hour in just a few seconds more. It also produces a documented quarter-mile time of just 10.5 seconds. Considering that, just one generation before, these types of quarter mile times would only have been produced in purpose-built drag cars, and you begin to appreciate the incredible distance automotive technologies has come since that time.