Based mostly partially on the eighth-generation, mid-engine Corvette Z06 platform, the brand new Corvette E-Ray as soon as extra encompasses a 6.2L LT2 small-block V8 engine. Nonetheless, the automotive additionally makes use of options electrified applied sciences that vastly improve the automotive’s torque, straight-line efficiency, all weather-confidence, and general touring capabilities to offer us a Corvette that may be pushed anyplace, at any time, whatever the season.
Out there in each coupe and convertible platforms, the Corvette E-Ray combines the large energy and torque of the 495 horsepower/470 lb-ft. of torque, LT2 engine with an electrical motor that produces a further 160 horsepower and 125 lb-ft by the automotive’s entrance wheels by way of a 1.8 kWh battery pack to create a mixed output of 655 horsepower and extra torque than any Corvette that got here earlier than it.
The consequence? A Corvette that may now launch from 0-60 in simply 2.5 seconds and race as much as properly above 100 miles per hour in just some seconds extra. It additionally produces a documented quarter-mile time of simply 10.5 seconds. Contemplating that, only one technology earlier than, these kinds of quarter mile instances would solely have been produced in purpose-built drag automobiles, and you start to understand the unbelievable distance automotive applied sciences has come since that point.