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A little over a week ago, the Nio EP9, an all electric car set the new record on the Nurburgring (6:45.90!). A previous test not too long ago set the EV record at 7:09, but now its beaten all of the ICE records too!

For a long time now. I've been wondering if GM is ever going to make a sporty ER/EV. EV's for the last few years have been getting a lot of recognition for their performance. Tesla's Model S is destroying many hyper cars in 0-60 times, Lucid Air is claiming very high top speeds, and the Nio EP9 just set the Nurburgring record. Yet no one is making a sporty EV at an affordable price. Why not have an EV Camaro? It could be called the Lightning!

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GM really needs to let the Corvette styling department design an all electric 4 seat luxury performance sports sedan to really compete with the model 3. They already have most of the right parts and know how, just DO IT!

Put a Bolt motor in the back, and a Volt gen2 motor in the front of a Bolt chassis and battery, minus the gas engine, and you have a 350 hp. all wheel drive supercar that would probably do 0-60 mph in around 4 seconds, and still have around 200 miles range per charge.
 

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Didn't somebody on this forum mention that GM had registered the trademark E-RAY? If they did then they are at least thinking about an electric or hybrid Corvette. Supercars are all going to hybrids, La Ferrari is a hybrid, Mercedes has a new plugin hybrid, 1040 total horse power, about 300 from electric motors the rest is from a 1.4L Formula One engine, does about 30 miles on the battery, 0-60 in the low 2s, available for the bargain basement price of $2.4M. BTW the engine needs a complete rebuilt every 30K kilometers. Doing a Voltec Corvette is a no-brainer. If you put in four electric motors instead of the Volt's two you would get 600 ft/lbs of torque and AWD which would blow the doors off of the current Corvette. In fact someone has done that, I think they used Tesla motors and Volt battery packs in a 2006 Corvette chassis and it's the fastest Corvette on the planet (200MPH).
 

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Didn't somebody on this forum mention that GM had registered the trademark E-RAY? If they did then they are at least thinking about an electric or hybrid Corvette. Supercars are all going to hybrids, La Ferrari is a hybrid, Mercedes has a new plugin hybrid, 1040 total horse power, about 300 from electric motors the rest is from a 1.4L Formula One engine, does about 30 miles on the battery, 0-60 in the low 2s, available for the bargain basement price of $2.4M. BTW the engine needs a complete rebuilt every 30K kilometers. Doing a Voltec Corvette is a no-brainer. If you put in four electric motors instead of the Volt's two you would get 600 ft/lbs of torque and AWD which would blow the doors off of the current Corvette. In fact someone has done that, I think they used Tesla motors and Volt battery packs in a 2006 Corvette chassis and it's the fastest Corvette on the planet (200MPH).
Exactly, though a lot of those hybrid sports cars are ridiculously expensive. The BMW i8 isn't too bad though, but still not affordable by the middle class driver.
 

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Here's a car I'd like to see, it won't happen because GM has never built this kind of car, a little roadster in the spirit of an MG. Take a Volt chassis, take out the back seats, put a shortened Corvette style body on it, and improve the handling. You would have a very nice little runabout that would be a joy to drive around country roads. It would have lost enough weight that it's 0-60 would probably improve by about a second and it's range would improve a bit also, and most importantly it would be fun. Tesla is going to bring back their roadster but it will be very expensive and it's performance would be much higher than it needs to be for a runabout. The Volt's performance, aside from the handling which should be improved, is good enough for this style car, but a two seat drop top version would be a lot of fun and not ridiculously expensive (MG-Bs and Triumph Spitfires were cheap cars).
 

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