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2024 Corvette E-Ray Takes On BMW M8 Competition In Edmunds’ U-Drag Race

A direct competitor to the latest hybrid supercars like the Ferrari 296 GTB and McLaren Artura, the E-Ray carves its own path with a distinctive approach. Unlike its plug-in rivals, the E-Ray features a 160 HP front-mounted electric motor powering the front wheels and a mid-mounted LT2 V-8 internal combustion engine driving the rear wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, collectively delivering 655 HP and 592 lb-ft of torque.

This configuration enables the E-Ray to achieve an electrifying 0-60 MPH acceleration in just 2.5 seconds—the quickest in Corvette history, outpacing even the revered Corvette Z06 by 0.01 seconds.

But how does it fare against high-performance coupes like the BMW M8 Competition, particularly in Edmunds’ U-Drag Race? The BMW M8 Competition comes with twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8, produces 617 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with a quick-shifting automatic transmission and a high-performance all-wheel-drive system.

This comprehensive test includes a hard launch, 0-60 acceleration, a standing quarter-mile, maximum deceleration, high-G handling, and a roll race back to the start/finish. Will the Corvette E-Ray’s unique powertrain be enough to surpass the BMW M8 Competition, which has dominated many opponents on Edmunds’ U-Drag track? Watch the video to find out!