Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray (Hybrid) looks the part in Torch Red

Introduced in January 2023, the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Hybrid should start rolling into U.S. dealerships in the coming weeks. In January 2024, I saw the new hybrid sports car in the Arctic White color. Recently, I got an opportunity to have an early preview of the same in Torch Red, which is a proper sports car color. Here’s what I think about the new electrified Corvette:

Design

The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray sports the familiar athletic styling with the wide-body proportions of the Z06. It features triangular-shaped headlamps, large air intakes, dual-element tail lamps with animated turn signals, and quad exhaust pipes. There’s a distinctive E-Ray badge outside the large side air intakes. Customers can specify the Corvette E-Ray with an exclusive body-length stripe package in Electric Blue, and exclusive twisted five-spoke star alloy wheels.

This particular Corvette E-Ray doesn’t have body-length stripes. It sports exposed carbon-fiber wheels with a red stripe and red Corvette inscription. Measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the back, these wheels cost a whopping USD 15,500 extra. The red finish on its brake calipers costs an additional USD 695. The carbon-fiber finish on the front splitter and rocker panels suggests this car is equipped with the Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package worth USD 3,995 as well.

Interior & Features

As for the interior, the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray has a familiar cockpit that envelopes the driver in a true sports car fashion. Save for the Charge+ and Stop/Start buttons on the driver’s side of the center console and the E-Ray badge on the steering wheel, it all looks like a Corvette Stingray here. Chevrolet offers a new green color for the interior, but this particular Corvette E-Ray has a combination of red and black. There’s plenty of carbon-fiber trim all around, thanks to an optional package worth USD 4,995.

I felt that the all-new Corvette E-Ray’s equipment list is sufficiently comprehensive. Notable features include the Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 adaptive suspension, head-up display, heated & ventilated sports seats, wireless charging pad, Performance Data Recorder, Performance Traction Management, a 14-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, carbon fiber shift paddles, and a removable roof panel (Coupe).

Safety

During my time with the Corvette Hybrid, I observed that its safety equipment includes HD front & rear parking cameras, Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.

Specifications

The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray pairs a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 495 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque with an 8-speed transmission. An electric motor that generates 160 hp and 125 lb.-ft. of torque assists this engine. The engine powers the rear wheels, while the electric motor spins the front wheels, making this the first all-wheel drive Corvette. This combination results in 655 hp of system power.

Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in the Corvette E-Ray takes just 2.5 seconds, and a quarter-mile run takes 10.5 seconds. Driving solely on electric power is possible at up to 45 mph. A 1.9 kWh battery pack stores energy generated during coasting and braking, as well as normal driving, and powers the electric motor.

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Price

The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray starts at $106,595 (excl. $1,695 DFC).