The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray will debut as an electric variant on the sports car lineup. This is certainly exciting news for enthusiasts of Chevy’s products. In fact, the Corvette E-Ray became the fastest car ever produced in the automotive industry.
Specifications of the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray
As time goes by, vehicle electrification systems have been undergoing rapid development. The main goal is to produce high-quality products that are more environmentally friendly. Thus minimizing combustion that leads to pollution.
Almost all automotive manufacturers have begun to develop Battery Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Over the past few years, these electric vehicles have added a unique touch to the roads.
Not wanting to be left behind, Chevrolet has joined the trend by launching a hybrid model. This product focuses on delivering the performance expected from the legendary Corvette. The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray adopts a concept of a supercar that combines both gasoline and electric power, making it far more efficient.
Riding at Lightning Speed
With the power of electricity and a V8 6.2-liter engine, this vehicle is capable of generating an output equivalent to 481 kilowatts. Chevy, the manufacturer, claims that the acceleration capabilities of the E-Ray can reach 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.
If you want to drive a quarter-mile, this vehicle only needs 10.5 seconds to do so. It can reach a total speed of 130 mph or approximately 209 km/h. It’s no wonder that the Chevrolet Corvette is touted as the fastest car in history.
At the front, the E-Ray has an electric motor with a capacity of 160 hp and 125 pound-feet. The battery power is a lithium-ion type with a capacity of 1.9 kilowatt-hours. This size provides power to the system, making it more powerful. If driven without using the V8 engine, it can reach a speed of 45 mph or 72 km/h.
The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray features a standard variant design with a long and sturdy engine hood. The front lights are fully LED, extending backward with integrated DRLs. The front windshield and roofline have a sleek profile, with the addition of wide air dams.
On the side body, the coupe is flanked by ORVMs, carbon fiber wheels, and an air scoop. The rear LED lights are slimmer, and four exhaust tips adorn the surrounding area. The interior is highly modern and contemporary, featuring racing-style seats with carbon fiber trims. The cabin accommodates only two sporty seats, yet it exudes a luxurious impression.
After that, the car also comes equipped with several advanced features. Meanwhile, these include automatic temperature control, a steering wheel with paddle shifters, a touchscreen infotainment panel, and a digital instrument cluster.
At least, the price of the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray is 1.5 billion for the 1LZ coupe variant. While the highest variant the 3LZ convertible is 1.8 billion.