Thursday, June 17, 2021
News Chevrolet Naming First Corvette Hybrid E-Ray: Report

Chevrolet Naming First Corvette Hybrid E-Ray: Report

First Corvette hybrid could be badged E-Ray

  • Automaker has abandoned previous Manta Ray trademark

  • E-Ray could be widebody hybrid model


While Chevrolet was previously expected to use the Manta Ray name for a version of the Corvette, it looks like the automaker has given up on that idea and a new report says that they’ll be going with E-Ray instead for that special C8.

Way back in 2015, General Motors filed trademark applications for Manta Ray and Corvette Manta Ray in the US and Corvette Manta Ray in Canada. The report from GM Authority says that they weren’t fully approved until GM said what they were going to be used for. In this case, “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles, engines therefor and structural parts thereof.” So cars.

Put take a look at those filings now and they all show abandoned. One of them was even abandoned last year. The plan now, says GMA, is to use Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray for what is expected to be the first hybrid model in the C8 Corvette range. The report says that the model is expected for 2022 or 2023 and will pair the 6.2L V8 that currently drives the rear wheels in the standard car with an electric motor up front to spin the front wheels. Total power could be around 600 hp from such a configuration.

The report also says that the E-Ray will get a widebody kit to help fit the extra running gear, and that it could sort of take the place of the Grand Sport in the C8’s lineup. The Grand Sport versions of previous generations combined the widebody, tires, and wheels of the higher-performance offerings with the base engine for a car with better handling without the extra speed.

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