Corvette E-Ray trademark tips electric Stingray

The next big uproar in Corvette land could very well be an electric version of the iconic Stingray. Chevrolet’s Ferrari-rival for the everyman may have a legacy of screaming V8 performance, but there are whispers of a potential “Corvette E-Ray” to put an electrified twist on the coveted classic.

A couple of fresh General Motors trademarks spotted by GM Authority spill the beans, with filings for “Corvette E-Ray” and “E-Ray” alone. That certainly implies electric powertrains, though so far Chevrolet is tight-lipped on what future plans it has for the car.

Nonetheless, it’s not hard to see some of the potential benefits electrification might bring. As cars like the Tesla Model S have shown, the instant torque of an electric motor can easily surprise supercar owners when pulling away from lights.

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