The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray hybrid configurator leaks information for the 2024 model year

Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray hybrid

The long-rumored Corvette E-Ray will make its official debut in 2023 as a 2024 model. It wasn't supposed to be revealed for a few months, but Corvette Blogger spotted a leaked configurator of the first hybrid model in the nameplate's history.

This configurator gives us a good look at the E-Ray without revealing its specifications. You didn't think it would look like a Prius, did you? With body-colored trim pieces, it stands out from other Corvette variants with its body kit similar to the Z06. On the quarter panels, you'll find "E-Ray" emblems.

For the 2024 model year, the configurator shows a total of 13 colors. Ceramic Matrix Gray, Elkhart Lake Blue, Caffeine Metallic, and White Pearl Tri-Coat will not be offered, while Riptide Blue Metallic, Cacti, and Sea-Wolf Gray Tri-Coat are new additions. 

There is no word yet on whether the new hues will be exclusive to the E-Ray or available across the entire range. Several wheel designs will also be available, including three made from lightweight carbon fiber, and an interior color called Artemis.

Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray hybrid

In addition, the configurator revealed a button on the driver's console, next to the one that activates the stop-start feature, that's reportedly linked to a new, model-specific feature called Regen-on-Demand.

 While the E-Ray will likely land as a standard hybrid rather than as a plug-in hybrid, Regen-on-Demand could dial in a heavy amount of brake-energy recuperation to enable one-pedal driving and inject the electricity generated into the driveline when the Corvette takes off again. 

Chevrolet didn't try to distance itself from the leak, and the E-Ray has since been removed from the configurator. Corvette Blogger reports that "looks like the holidays came early for some astute Corvette fans. Stay tuned for more."

The E-Ray's power source will need to be revealed with patience. According to unofficial reports, the gasoline-electric hybrid will be powered by a 6.2-liter V8 rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, with an "electric front axle."

Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray hybrid

There could be two motors at the front, similar to the Acura NSX, or a single motor. Regardless, the E-Ray will be all-wheel-drive (all Corvettes have been rear-wheel-drive) and reportedly offer 650 horsepower.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, we may hear more about the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray in the coming months. A six-digit price tag is very likely for the 2024 model year. Sales will begin in time for the new model year.

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