The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray configurator was leaked online Thursday night, before being quickly taken down.
The leaked images give us an early glimpse at what we can expect the E-Ray hybrid to look like when it comes to market next summer.
Those eagerly anticipating the hybridized version of the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray are in luck. Images from the Corvette hybrid configurator website leaked Thursday evening, confirming the E-Ray's existence and giving us our first look at the design of the next iteration of the C8 Corvette.
The internet sleuths at Mid-Engine Corvette Forum and Corvette Blogger were quick enough to grab a handful of screenshots before the configurator was taken down. Chevy neglected to give outright confirmation to the legitimacy of the configurator, but in a statement to Corvette Blogger said, "Looks like the holidays came early for a few astute Corvette fans. Stay tuned for more."
Based on the renderings in the leak, the E-Ray looks to use the same widened body and front end as the Corvette Z06, though with body-color trim in lieu of some black pieces found on the Z06. The rear-quarter panel badge houses a new "ERAY" badge, which can be spotted directly behind the cars side blades.
There still aren't any details on specifications for the E-Ray, but there a few other juicy clues that hint at the hybrid's mechanicals. A new "Regen on Demand" button can be seen in the cabin, suggesting that the E-Ray will have adjustable levels of regenerative braking.
We still don't know what configuration to expect for the electric motors, or the number of electric motors for that matter. Previous rumors suggested that the E-Ray would be all-wheel drive, with the LT2 V-8 powering the rear wheels and an electric motor powering the fronts. This would likely mean a significant boost in horsepower compared with the Stingray model's 490–495 hp.
According to the configurator, we only have to wait until summer 2023 for the answers to these unknowns.
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