General Motors Co. is using the 70th anniversary of the introduction of the Corvette to roll out what is expected to be the first hybrid Corvette.
In a Facebook post, GM said it is introducing "one like none" on Jan. 17, 2023. While there are only a few details visible on a brief teaser video on the post, it does show a car speeding along a curving road with a roaring traditional engine and the same car entering "stealth" mode and rolling silently along city streets.
Richard Truett, a reporter with our sister paper Automotive News, writes that the car is the "E-Ray," the next generation of the sports car that is currently sold as the Stingray (itself a name borrowed from a 1960s model). The current model was introduced in mid-2019 as a 2020 model year, with an extensive use of composites including carbon fiber and sheet molded compound as well as thermoplastics.