This is the Corvette E-Ray completely undisguised before its official debut.
GM recently teased “stealth mode” for the E-Ray, and a few weeks ago, the online configurator leaked showing every angle of the E-Ray (virtually), but this is our first real look at the actual E-Ray on the road (note that a competitor sent out an overseas Z06 claiming it was the E-Ray undisguised).
Although this E-Ray carries a Z06 badge, it’s just a placeholder for where the E-Ray badge will actually sit. Taking a look at the E-Ray, it will be almost indistinguishable from the Z06, the only true giveaway will be the exhaust setup. In the United States, the E-Ray will be easier to recognize because of Z06’s center-mounted exhaust setup, but in Europe and other overseas markets, you’ll really have to give it a double take or crank up your beltone for that exhaust note.
Looking at the exhaust tips on the E-Ray, you’ll notice that they’re very familiar. That’s because the E-Ray will share an exhaust setup with the Stingray. Both the Stingray and the E-Ray will make use of the LT2 V8, and therefore, share the same Tenneco exhaust system.
As announced by GM, the rest of the details on the E-Ray will be announced shortly.
Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde