For many enthusiasts, the thought of a hybrid Corvette would leave them in near laughter induced tears. But sitting down with the LA Times in a recent interview, GM’s president Mark Reuss made clear that it was no laughing matter.
A hybrid Corvette would be “attractive” and “really fun,” said Reuss in the interview, “people would love it.” This news coming off the fresh reveal of the C7 Corvette Stingray, and GM’s new LT1 6.2-liter V8 powertrain delivering an impressive 455-hp and close to 30 mpg.
Naturally– if this interesting notion was turned into reality– a hybrid likely wouldn’t show up until the next-generation C8. The hybrid ‘Vette would undoubtedly utilize similar KERS technology (kinetic energy recovery system) found on the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, among others, and deliver power to a smaller engine.
As of yet, these are all still rumors. But tell us what you think; should GM take the technology leap and introduce a hybrid Corvette?