This is what the hybrid Corvette sounds like: is it too quiet?

They call it the ‘E-Ray’

7w ago

Chevy will soon unveil two new versions of the Corvette C8, the Z06 C8 - powered by the same 5.5-liter V8 as the C8.R race car - and the E-Ray, which, as the ’E’ letter suggests, is a plug-in hybrid.

CarSpyMedia recently managed to film a camouflaged prototype of the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray near the Nürburgring and the first question - actually the *only* question - is this: is it too quiet?

The prototype is equipped with the same rear bumper (=with dual exhaust tips) as the Stingray but because it’s a PHEV, it‘s completely silent when the electric motor is in use, and the V8 (hopefully) only comes to life when you surpass 30-40 mph and/or on demand.

Speaking of which, Chevy hasn’t officially announced what sort of powertrain the E-Ray will use but according to rumors, it’ll be the same 6.2-liter V8 as the ’standard’ Stingray and the electric motor (on the front axle), will provide an extra 50-100 hp for a combined power output between 600 and 650 horsepower. More to the point, E-Ray will be the first ever all-wheel-drive Corvette. Technically, speaking.

The E-Ray will be available from late 2022/early 2023, priced at around $100,000.

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Comments (13)

  • Honestly I don’t care. A Corvette at the end of the day is still a Corvette and it’s fucking sick

      1 month ago
  • I can't hear it over the brakes

      1 month ago
  • It does seem too quiet, that does not mean a production model will be. They may also have a quiet mode like Ford did with the Mustang.

      1 month ago
  • A C8 deserves to be loud, its unholy if its quiet. Only Tesla, or another car company who makes electric shall do this

      1 month ago
  • I'm not complaining, just wondering the reason behind making a hybrid, but keeping the same 6.2L V8 in the hybrid. Wouldn't they (logically) downsize the engine since they are adding an electric engine? I can't imagine the proposal for the E-Ray "So we want to create a plug-in hybrid, but we are also going to keep the huge gas-guzzling engine." Just seems interesting that they would choose to keep the V8

      1 month ago