First sight: Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray

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CDN takes a look at the new Corvette, which despite its name is in fact a hybrid 

On January 17, Chevrolet celebrated the 70th anniversary of its storied halo car, the Corvette. Doubtless many glasses of champagne were raised and many slices of birthday cake passed around.

But the most significant event was the introduction of the Corvette E-Ray, the new hybrid variant of the Corvette. That’s right: despite what its name says, the E-Ray is a hybrid, combining a 6.2 litre V8 naturally aspirated internal combustion engine with a 160hp electric motor. The combined horsepower is 655 hp, with all-wheel drive and plenty of torque for those sudden jumps to lightspeed that are occasionally called for with this class of car.

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