Does the idea of a Chevorlet Corvette hybrid make you laugh? General Motors President Mark Reuss recently made it clear that idea isn’t as far fetched as it sounds.
With other supercars turning to hybrid technology to bolster performance, such as the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1, it’s really not a stretch to believe GM would invest into building a torque-monster Stingray hybrid. Even Nissan is working on a hybrid powertrain for its next-generation GT-R, which could make an appearance sooner rather than later.
In a recent interview with the L.A. Times, GM President Mark Reuss went on the record saying that a Corvette hybrid is “a very attractive idea, actually,” and that “it would be really fun to do.”
With fuel economy regulations getting more strict, automakers have had to find clever ways to boost performance in their flagship sports car models while improving fuel efficiency. One such way is a hybrid powertrain. Of course Chevrolet will always continue finding new ways to boost its Corvette model’s performance, so don’t laugh when you see a Corvette hybrid in your rearview mirror in the near future.
[Source: L.A. Times]
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