Earlier this week General Motors revealed a new hybrid Corvette that uses an electric motor and battery to amp up acceleration and go in the snow.
The Corvette E-Ray, a play on the Stingray name used for gasoline-powered versions of the sports car, was revealed on the 70th anniversary of the debut of the original Corvette.
GM executives have said previously a gasoline-electric hybrid version of the automaker’s supercar was coming.
The Corvette E-Ray will use a 12-volt lithium-ion battery and a 160-horsepower electric motor to drive the front wheels. A 495-horsepower, gasoline-fueled V-8 engine will drive the back wheels as in other Corvettes. GM said the hybrid system will accelerate the E-Ray to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds, making it the quickest production Corvette ever, GM said.
The E-Ray will also be able to operate in a battery-only “stealth mode” for short distances. To read more about the new take on the cult classic, you can visit here.