Basic Motors Co on Tuesday revealed a new, hybrid Corvette sporting activities car or truck that takes advantage of an electric motor and battery to amp up acceleration and go in the snow.

The Corvette E-Ray – a perform on the Stingray identify used for gasoline-driven versions of the athletics car – was revealed on the 70th anniversary of the debut of the unique Corvette. GM executives have explained earlier a gasoline-electrical hybrid model of the automaker’s supercar was coming.

The Corvette E-Ray will use a 12-volt lithium-ion battery and a 160-horsepower electric powered motor to generate the entrance wheels. A 495-horsepower, gasoline-fueled V-8 motor will travel the again wheels as in other Corvettes. GM stated the hybrid technique will accelerate the E-Ray to 60 miles for every hour in 2.5 seconds, generating it the quickest generation Corvette ever, GM stated.

The E-Ray will also be ready to operate in a battery-only “stealth manner” for short distances, GM mentioned.

The E-Ray is the very first Corvette geared up with all-wheel drive. Numerous rear-push Corvettes shell out winters in their owners’ garages.

The E-Ray is a derivative of the current Corvette and does not use GM’s latest, Ultium battery know-how, GM executives informed reporters in a briefing. A completely electrical Corvette will arrive, but GM executives are not expressing when.

The E-Ray is scheduled to go into manufacturing afterwards this calendar year at a setting up rate of $104,205.