Chevrolet used the iconic ice rink at Rockefeller Center today to debut an all-wheel-drive Corvette, the 2024 E-Ray.
The unveiling was timed to correspond with the 70th anniversary of the brand’s introduction at Motorama in New York City.
It was more than a gimmick. The automaker put the new model through its paces, performing advanced maneuvers on ice to showcase the eAWD capabilities. A 25-second video captures the performance on YouTube.
The E-Ray is the quickest production Corvette in history, clocking a 2.5-second 0-60 mph time and covering a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds.
The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray was on display at center ice at the Rockefeller Center for the duration of the day on Jan. 17.
The E-Ray uses electrification to enhance the driving experience. It is the only sports car pairing two separate propulsion systems to provide naturally aspirated V-8 power with electrified responsiveness powered by eAWD.
There is no need for plug-in charging for the E-Ray’s battery system. The battery is charged via regenerative energy from coasting and braking, as well as during normal driving.
The 2024 Corvette E-Ray goes on sale in 2023, with an MSRP of $104,295 for the 1LZ coupe and $111,295 for the 1LZ convertible model.
The vehicle remains the Chevrolet brand’s aspirational vehicle, says Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet
“Corvette has been a halo for Chevrolet since 1953,” Bell says in a release. “E-Ray’s unprecedented blend of confidence, luxury performance, sophistication and style provides a new reason for more people to experience Corvette.”