1,000-horsepower Zora and an EV ‘Vette SUV are also in the mix.
“We know electrification is in Corvette’s future. We’ve heard all kinds of rumors, found evidence in trademark and patent applications, and we’ve caught test vehicles that could be concealing electric powertrains. The latest insight comes from SAE.org, and if accurate, it paints a C8 future of gasoline and electric-fueled power.” A little over six months ago, we reported on Chevrolet renewing its trademark for the E-Ray moniker. This has long been the expected name of the first hybrid Corvette, and this new report cites inside sources as saying it will keep the 6.2-liter V8 while adding a pair of electric motors for the front wheels. Combined output will be in the neighborhood of 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts), but perhaps the bigger news is the E-Ray replacing the Grand Sport in Corvette’s hierarchy of submodels. We could know as early as 2023, when the E-Ray is said to arrive with a price tag under $100,000.” For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.