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[SPIED] The Hybrid AWD C8 Corvette E-Ray Takes First Laps on the Nurburgring


[SPIED] The Hybrid AWD C8 Corvette E-Ray Takes First Laps on the Nurburgring

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Photo Credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien&#13

“The boys are again in city!” is the e mail information I got yesterday afternoon from our spy photographer at the Nurburgring and today the prototype Corvette E-Rays built their very first laps on the Nordschleife.&#13
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It is been rumored that the Corvette Engineering crew was headed back to the ‘Ring this summertime, and it is now verified they are tests equally the E-Ray prototypes on the observe when a group of uncamouflaged Z06s are working on the neighborhood roadways in the place. This is the actual reverse of the team’s final pay a visit to to the Nurburgring, exactly where the Z06s were examined on the track while the E-Rays drove the regional streets.&#13
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[SPIED] The Hybrid AWD C8 Corvette E-Ray Takes First Laps on the Nurburgring

Listed here is the report I acquired from Stefan Baldauf of SB-Medien who writes:&#13
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The team labored on the autos before this early morning right before they were being permitted to enter the race track at 8 AM (European time). They did a pair of laps with just about every motor vehicle and then went back into their specialized center which is not significantly from the Nürburgring entrance. Two Corvettes did a compact run prior to lunch and then there was a significant break right up until late in the afternoon. At about 4 PM all Corvette E-Ray prototypes were being on monitor once more and did as substantially laps as attainable just before the Nürburgring shut at about 5:30 PM.

The a few E-Ray prototypes are donning substantial colored numbers on the sides, with the #7 and #4 cars captured in the photoset down below. I mentioned that the spoiler on the E-Ray seems to be like it’s the identical as the Z06’s LPO Obvious Carbon Fiber Rear Deck Spoiler. &#13
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[SPIED] The Hybrid AWD C8 Corvette E-Ray Takes First Laps on the Nurburgring

The #7 Corvette is wearing the Carbon Fiber wheels and the #4 Corvette has the Z06’s spider solid wheels. It doesn’t glance like possibly of the vehicles has the carbon ceramic J57 brakes, and instead we see a shot of the #7s brake rotors which show up to have a drilled sample displaying. That would be a very first for the C8 Corvette. The cars and trucks also have corner-mounted Stingray-type exhaust ports, and the rear hatch glass has been included to cover the LT2 engine. Just one final position is that the number 4 Corvette prototype also seems to have a set of ports on the driver-facet entrance fender with purple and black caps.&#13
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The E-Ray Corvette is envisioned to be Chevy’s first foray into electrified electric power for its halo design. The car will be powered by a mix of its 495-hp LT2 V8 motor and the Ultium drive motor(s) on the entrance axles. The E-Ray is anticipated as a 2024 model that will debut sometime upcoming yr. &#13
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Check out out these spy photographs and convey to us if you see something interesting!&#13
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Pictures by S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
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