The Debut of the Corvette E-RayFebruary 23, 2023
Chevrolet is jump starting an American icon.
The long-rumored hybrid Corvette E-Ray has arrived for the 2024 model year. While a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 still powers the rear wheels, a new electric motor drives the front axle, making this the first all-wheel drive Corvette. Combined output is 655 horsepower. A 0-to-60 time of 2.5 seconds makes it the fastest production Corvette yet.
Speaking of supercars, Nissan unveiled its updated R35 GT-R at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Changes include new front and rear bumpers, reshaped rear wings, and thinner grille mesh for better aerodynamics and improved cooling. The returning T-Spec trim incorporates NISMO performance and add-ons like carbon-ceramic brakes and RAYS 20-inch wheels. T-Specs are available in two throwback colors: Millennium Jade and Midnight Purple.
BMW is flaunting its latest limited edition. The M3 CS, for Competition Sport, is a more track dedicated version of the M3 Competition. The turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six adds 40 more horsepower, now up to 543. A specially tuned chassis and suspension carry the M3 CS, and various pieces of carbon fiber help shave off about 75 pounds.
Finally, Mazda has just unveiled a new flagship SUV, the 3-row CX-90. The CX-90 utility rides on an all-new platform that can be fitted with two all-wheel drive powertrains: a turbocharged inline-6 mild hybrid, and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder plug-in hybrid. The interior is spacious and modern, with premium materials and impressive technology throughout. We look forward to testing it soon.
And that’s it for this week’s Motor News!