Corvette Hybrid Is A “Very Attractive Idea”, Says GM

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Earlier this month, Corvette chief engineer Tadge Jeuchter revealed that the seventh-generation sportscar could be fitted with stop/start technology sometime in the future, but said there’s no way the Stingray will gain a hybrid version, adding that the new platform is not suitable for an electric motor and a battery pack.
Despite Jeuchter’s statement, General Motors could still ponder a hybrid Corvette Stingray. At least that’s what we learn from GM president Mark Reuss, who said that offering a hybrid version of the seventh-generation corvette is a “very attractive idea”.

“Actually, don’t laugh. I think it’s a very attractive idea, actually. I think it would be really fun to do, I think it would build capability inside our company and I think people would love it,” Reuss told the Los Angeles Times.

So, will we see an electric motor and a KERS system in the C7 Corvette, just like the McLaren P1 or the LaFerrari have? Too late to call this a joke, because it ain’t. Sure, the hybrid Corvette could never happen, but what if General Motors green-lights this idea?

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