Although it is an open secret, we cannot deny it We’re still in shock with the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Show, the first hybrid version of the supercar in North America. however, We assure you that today’s video will shake your purest vision of motorsport.Well, after knowing and seeing some of the electrified Corvette curiosities and solutions yourself, it will be very hard for you not to want to have one in your garage.
Chevrolet has been working on electrifying the Corvette for some time as a preview of what the future of the model will look like if it is to survive. More and more supercars are betting on hybrid schemes, but at Corvette they decided to do it their wayforgetting about the heavy, complex and more expensive hybrid systems, to give life to the traditional hybrid whose sole purpose is to help the naturally aspirated 6.2 V8 engine that is still the main heart of the Corvette.
From the hands of Car & Driver colleagues in the US, today we can meet the Corvette E-Ray in a very special way. In the first place, discovering everything new by taking a look through the interiors, and thus knowing how Chevrolet has implemented the integration of the batteries (1.9 kWh) in the central tunnel, in order to reduce the center of gravity as much as possible. influence in space. also We can see how this hybrid Corvette is capable of traveling in electric mode at speeds of up to 45 mph (72 km/h). Or how it allows you to sign a file 0-96 km / h in 2.5 seconds Thanks to its 655 CV and launch control function, a mode that allows maximum extraction from both the electric fans on the front wheels and the petrol on the rear wheels.
It’s also worth hearing the sound of the Corvette E-Ray, though we say this for good and bad. The reason is none other than the discovery that the Corvette E-Ray has an electroacoustic simulator inside, which generates a kind of noise during acceleration. Fortunately, the Corvette makes no secret that it has a V8 behind the rear seats, so once you awaken this mechanism by discharging the battery or depressing the throttle fully, its roar is perfectly audible inside and out.
And finally, you can’t miss the moment when the Corvette E-Ray shows that its new all-wheel-drive status hasn’t made it lose its “harder” side. With an electric motor driving the front wheels, this Corvette seems to have given up the ability to create heart-stopping skids or burnouts, but nothing could be further from the truth. Drift mode is included on the Corvette E-Ray This will allow you to enjoy oversteer, In addition to burnout mode To feel like you’re in a drag race, something that will definitely end up making most skeptics fall in love.
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