After years of spy photography and speculation, GM Mark Reus’s president has finally confirmed the plan. Both A hybrid Chevy Corvette C8 And A fully electric model. He even dropped a launch window for the hybrid. All of this comes with a trailer that reveals the hybrid all-wheel-drive.
We have the most information hybrid. The trailer shows the car skidding in the snow, but the clip of it being turned from stagnant makes the all-wheel drive very clear. It’s all slow, and the front wheels seem to be moving faster than the rear, which makes us think that the front wheels are powered by an electric motor without being mechanically connected to the engine. This is also consistent with the previous report.
We don’t even have to wait for the hybrid. Reus says it should be launched early next year. It doesn’t have a name yet, but GM has retained the trademark for the “e-ray” name for some time. Power is also unclear, but recent reports put it above 600 horsepower. It will probably come down to 670 horsepower, though, to maintain the Z06’s position at the top of the Corvette classification.
For fully electric, Reuss doesn’t offer much. He simply says that it is coming, and of course after the hybrid Corvette. There are very few details around the car. It will definitely use the electric car technology used in most of GM’s new electric cars, called “Ultium”. Some reports have suggested that an electric crossover SUV may be possible.
We just have to wait and see how it all works with the full-electric Corvette. And in the meantime, we’ll wait and see.