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Internet rumours suggest that the C8 Corvette will be mid-engined and is likely to feature a hybrid system that offers 5kWh of battery power and around 20km (12.5 miles) of electric driving range. While it won’t be an electric cross-country cruiser, it will be enough to offer added performance from the V8 engine.

CarAdvice has spotted a Corvette undergoing construction within General Motors’ 85,000ft battery lab in Warren, Michigan, suggesting the next Corvette will be partially battery powered. Read more here:
http://www.caradvice.com.au/513497/...otors-battery-lab-hybrid-corvette-on-the-way/

It may not be as fast as the TM Model S P90D but it will cost less, and upset the import "supercars" sales.:cool:
 

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I am interested in an EV, or even a hybrid (I have done three test drives on Fusion and MKZ hybrids). But a hybrid Corvette is out of my price range. Still, it is worth seeing the final product as the technology will trickle down to other models.
 

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Probably the 3rd iteration of the ZR-1.
First had a trick 32v DOHC V8.
Second had a 638HP supercharged dry sump V8 with titanium rods and ported heads.
So the third will have KERS like Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren. Should have a reliable 750HP for endurance racing.
 

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Who remembers this gem from 2011?

http://gm-volt.com/2011/12/29/mark-reuss-dreams-up-ultimate-voltec-car/

Mark Reuss is one of the top executives at GM. Was a former head of GM performance and is currently vice president of global product development.

All the top supercars today are going (or have already gone) hybrid for additional performance. It wouldn't surprise me that GM is building a hybrid supercar killer.
 

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Give it a 20 KWh battery and I'm in.
 
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