Mark Reuss says one of them will be an “incredible performance car.”
Even though Chevrolet only recently began shipping the Corvette Z06 to customers, two more thrilling sports vehicles with the bowtie badge are already on the way. General Motors President Mark Reuss revealed the great news at the GM Investor Day presentation in New York City. He promised two high-performance Chevy-badged cars that will be available in 2024.
He continued, saying that one of them would be the “next iteration of the C8,” and that from a performance aspect, we “won’t be able to fathom.” It is primarily considered to be the previously hinted-at hybrid version and based on recent trademark filings, it could even go by the name “E-Ray.” According to rumors, the electric supercar will indirectly replace the Grand Sport trim level of the C7. It will undoubtedly have all-wheel drive if it has a V8 and one or more front-mounted electric motors.
According to Mark Reuss, the other vehicle will “establish the standard of the world for performance for Chevrolet.” He dubbed it an “amazing performance automobile.” It’s crucial to note that the President of GM refrained from naming it a Corvette. He might have been alluding to the long-rumored Zora range-topper, which doesn’t necessarily imply it will be a completely new car. It is claimed to be a hybrid as well, however instead of the LT2 from the standard ‘Vette used in the E-Ray, it will use the flat-plane 5.5-liter V8 of the Z06.
Lest we overlook the same Reuss announced the arrival of an all-electric Corvette on the Ultium platform through LinkedIn. He first revealed the information in April when he said the hybrid vehicle will go on sale sometime in 2023. Closer to debut, the names and technical details of the automobiles will be made public. He said that more variants powered by gasoline are on the way.
Recent reports claim GM has even bigger plans for the Corvette by repurposing the fabled name for an electric sedan to rival the Porsche Taycan. There might even be an electric SUV further down the line, but nothing is official at this point. For the time being, we only know two performance Chevrolet models are coming in 2024, and at least one of them will be a hybrid.