QOTD: What's Next for the Chevrolet Corvette?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

qotd what s next for the chevrolet corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray was introduced yesterday. Now that we know that it's combining a gas engine and an electric motor, I'm wondering -- what's next for the venerable 'Vette?

Related, what should be next?

A full EV 'Vette? A ZR1 for the C8 platform, finally? Bring back a manual transmission for certain trims?

Something else?

I find the E-Ray exciting because it gives the car an all-wheel-drive setup at times (and, technically, front-wheel drive at times) and because it could help save a teeny tiny bit of fuel. That said, I am already thinking about what else Chevy can do with the platform.

Are you? Sound off below.

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  • El scotto El scotto on Jan 18, 2023

    Well, it's not as pretty as the mid-60s Stingrays and never will be. I'd take me a restomod Stingray; updated LS, magnetic ride, and big honking disc brakes all around.

    GM could, could being the key word here, build an all-electric Corvette. They could call it the "Stripe" or "Outrageous" and have a better 1/4 mile time than a Tesla. Or go Z-01 or ZR-6; whatever the go-fast Corvette is called and have something that would equal -gasp- top-end Italian or German iron. The Corvette starts out with a flat-plane crank. Not sure what that really means other than goes like stink.

    GM could, but will they?

    My deepest apologies to any and all who know about Corvettes than I do. I just never paid them that much attention.

  • Master Baiter Master Baiter on Jan 19, 2023

    How about more restrained styling? The current version looks like it was designed by a dozen teenage boys high on Red Bull.

  • Bob65688581 Bob65688581 on Jan 19, 2023

    There are two obvious paths. First, the Evette has to come down in price,while maintaining its performance. Second, a full electric. Full ICE is dead.

  • JMII JMII on Jan 19, 2023

    Sadly I assume the future for the 'Vette is a spin-off SUV - yuck.

    What I would like to see is a smaller version. In general we need more EV coupes and sports cars. The original Telsa was a 2 door (a Lotus with a battery pack). Hybrid power, like the current E-Ray makes sense as many supercars have gone this route. F1 uses hybrid tech its clearly a great way of getting more power and instant torque. However an all EV 'Vette is just wrong... as it would not longer be a Corvette.

    While going mid-engine was a big change it was Zora's original concept for the car. However it ruins the car's practicality as the front engine rear hatch setup is actually great for road trips and daily tasks. A mid-engine configuration is superior for handling but kills all interior space.