The new Corvette is the most electrifying car on the road

The new Corvette is the most electrifying car on the road

Exactly 70 years after the first Corvette debuted at Motorama in New York City, Chevrolet have provided the world with a muscle car of the future.

The first-ever electrified Corvette with an all-wheel-drive and a powerful 6.2L LT2 Small Block V-8 has been named the E-Ray.

"In 1953, the enthusiastic reaction to the Chevrolet Corvette concept kicked off seven decades of passion, performance, and American ingenuity," said Mark Reuss, General Motors president. "E-Ray, as the first electrified, all-wheel-drive Corvette, takes it a step further and expands the promise of what Corvette can deliver."

The E-Ray is the quickest production Corvette in history, clocking a 2.5-second 0-60 mph time before breezing through the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds.

"Corvettes must provide an exhilarating driving experience on backroads and tracks, and E-Ray nails it," said Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer, Corvette. "The electrification technology enhances the feeling of control in all conditions, adding an unexpected degree of composure."

A near-immediate feeling of thrust from low-end torque is core to the Corvette driving experience, and the E-Ray packs plenty of it.

Power comes from the 6.2L LT2 Small Block V-8, putting 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque to the rear axle. It is complemented by an electric motor that channels an additional 160 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque through the front wheels via a 1.9 kWh battery pack, which is located between the seats. In total, E-Ray produces a combined 655 horsepower from both the electric motor and Small Block V-8.

Fans will have to wait though - it's due in 2024.