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News Recap: E-Ray 0-60 Faster Than Advertised; GM Faces 2nd OnStar Lawsuit

Check out a video of the E-Ray's new record 0-60 time; GM hit with second "spying" lawsuit

I’m on all the notable Corvette forums and social media pages all day, every day, and I’ve done the legwork for you. Here are some compelling stories from the Corvette community, with concise, straight-to-the-point summaries for your busy lifestyle.

1) 2024 E-Ray Continues To Impress With Faster Than Advertised 0-60 Time

As expected, there continues to be hype and excitement surrounding the Corvette’s polarizing entrance into hybrid AWD territory. As 2024 E-Rays continue to land in customers’ hands, more and more “breaking news” hits the internet. Just weeks ago, Graham from Paragon Performance got an E-Ray on their dyno, and the result was a gut-pounding 630 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, which places the E-Ray first for the most torque of all C8s (click here for the video).

Chevrolet advertised the E-Ray’s 0-60 time at 2.5 seconds, and in December 2023, MotorTrend squeezed out a similar time with their own performance testing, reaching 60 in 2.6 seconds. Now, enter Byron Glover Jr. from the Drive 615 YouTube channel, who recently had the opportunity to wring out the E-Ray at NCM Motorsports Park (click here for Scott Kolecki’s CorvSport feature on the E-Rays arriving at NCM Motorsports Park).

Well, what record-setting 0-60 time did Byron nail in the extraordinary 2024 E-Ray?

2.1 seconds!

Byron sums up his experience with the E-Ray perfectly here:

Initial thoughts? The E-Ray is absolutely killer. It’s the perfect blend of a track weapon as you just experienced. I’m sure there’s people that can push this a lot harder, but it’s just an absolute blast. The coolest part about this vehicle is when you kick in both Motors and you get that full 655 horsepower. It’s just incredible!

This video is packed with a ton of excitement, with the 0-60 run at 18:55. We’ve included the timestamps for the rest of the fun below the video.

Video Deep Dive Timestamps:

0:00 E-Ray Launch Control, 0:15 Drive615 Intro, 0:30 C7 Z06, 1:05 Enter Giveaway and win an E-Ray, 3:30 E-Ray Stealth Mode, 4:19 ERay is a Hybrid, 6:15 Battery Recharge button, 8:35 E-Ray exhaust and E-Ray revs, 8:40 E-ray sound, 8:50 Eray Driving impressions, 9:30 Tracking an E-ray, 11:11 POV E-Ray drive, 18:40 E-Ray Launch Control Fail, 18:55 2024 Corvette E-Ray Launch Control, 19:00 E-Ray 0-60

2) GM Faces 2nd OnStar Data Collection Lawsuit

Just days ago, CorvSport reported on the breaking news that sent ripples throughout our Corvette community when GM and OnStar customer Romeo Chicco filed a federal lawsuit against GM and LexisNexis Risk Solutions (a data analytics company). Chicco alleges that his driving habits were shared with his insurance company, which led to seven auto insurance companies rejecting him late last year. Unbeknownst to Chicco and possibly hundreds of thousands of other customers, he was enrolled in a feature called the OnStar Smart Driver Program, which was designed to track and rate driving habits and seatbelt use. Remarkably, GM responded promptly to the suit, announcing in an emailed statement that beginning Wednesday, March 20th, “OnStar Smart Driver customer data is no longer being shared with LexisNexis or Verisk,” the two companies that had generated risk profiles with the information provided by GM (full CorvSport article here).

Fast-forward just a couple of weeks, and a second lawsuit has now been filed. According to a report from Detroit Free Press, this new lawsuit echoes the first and alleges that GM collected driver information without obtaining consent and subsequently shared this data with third parties. The lawsuit also claims that GM’s announcement it was cutting ties with two data brokers indicates that the automaker knew it did not have its customers’ legal consent to collect and share their personal driving data. GM has been a bit more quiet after this lawsuit, with their spokesperson simply saying, “We are reviewing the complaint and have no additional comment at this time.”

This is a developing story, so stay tuned to CorvSport’s Weekly News Recap for any pertinent updates!

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