Eighth-Generation Corvette Could be a Hybrid

Eighth-Generation Corvette Could be a Hybrid

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has barely been on the market and rumor has it that General Motors is already working on its successor.

According to a recent report from the Detroit News, the American automaker won’t rule out the idea of a hybrid or even electric Corvette which may or may not come as a surprise to some. Many automakers are turning to electrification for more power, and using a hybrid powertrain to maximize performance while meeting strict emissions requirements might be a direction Chevy is forced to go.

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Exotics such as the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder all use hybrid powertrain technology to enhance their performance. Considering that the Corvette Stingray is barely a year old, hybrid technology will be quite different by the time the eight-generation Corvette comes around.

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[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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  • Honest Abe

    I can’t wait! Hybrid technology will be awesome in this car… but does that also mean it will be AWD? A lot of the modern hybrid systems add electric boost to the non-drive wheels.

  • Jamal

    Hybrid or not… if it looks like the car in the pic, I want it!

  • Auto Motive

    I guarantee it! GM needs a world car in the next gen corvette which will hit the street in 7-10 years. It will be AWD, hybrid powered, push 750-800 hp and return 35 mpg. In addition a new 10 speed hybrid tranny will be made for three phases of driving. The new gen vette will be lighter, faster and carry a larger msrp. Carbon fiber, aluminum and a new light weight fiberglass will be utilized. The design theme contest should be open worldwide and a $1million dollar purse offered. The corvette should not be my grand dads vette anymore.