Currently absent from several European markets, the American super sports car Chevrolet Corvette is getting ready to enter a new phase of its existence. This, after confirming that, like many European rivals, it will have a hybrid engine… and 100% electric, or EV.
The announcement of the adoption, by what is one of the most emblematic North American supersports, of electric mobility, was made through the social network Twitter and even using a teaser of a fully camouflaged Corvette, in tests carried out in an icy environment. .
In the publication, Chevrolet also guarantees that the “electrified Corvette”, which everything points to that, at least for now, can be a hybrid version, could arrive “as early as next year” in 2023.
As for the teaser itself, which translates into a short video, it shows, by the way the front wheels gain strength compared to the rear, that the future Chevrolet hybrid will come with permanent all-wheel drive. Solution ensured through the electrical component, which will be responsible for ensuring propulsion to the front wheels, while the rear wheels will continue to be driven by the well-known atmospheric 6.2-liter V8 with 495 hp of power.
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Moreover, the confirmation that these new variants of the popular American supercar has already been given by the CEO of General Motors (GM), Mark Reuss, who, through the social network Linkedin, reaffirmed the brand’s intention to place the first Corvette electrified on the market, as early as 2023. Using GM’s new Ultium platform to do so.
As for the name of this hybrid version, as well as the future 100% electric Corvette, there is still no official announcement, although there is a possibility that any of the models could adopt the E-Ray name. A designation that, remember, was registered by the North American brand in 2015, but which, to date, has not yet been used.
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Finally, remember that the first news about the possibility of an electrified Corvette appeared in 2019, during the presentation of the C8 generation. At which point several sources ensured that the powertrain was already prepared to receive some form of electrification.