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Why This Stripped Cutaway C8 Corvette Display Has Social Media Talking

Pictures of the cutaway body, TREMEC DCT, the LT2 and LT6 engines, and the E-Ray electric motor sparked some interesting chatter

It's all in the details! Photo Credit: ClayDough via Reddit

Recently, a member of the popular social media site Reddit posted some behind-the-scenes pictures from the eighth-generation Corvette with the headline, “In case yall have never seen a stripped down Corvette.” The wide range of stripped-down pictures got many enthusiasts on the r/Corvette subreddit page talking, and CorvSport wants to give a big thanks to r/Corvette member ClayDough, who brought these interesting pictures to the Corvette enthusiasts on Reddit.

In keeping with ClayDough’s spirit… Hey CorvSport readers, here are some cool pictures of a cutaway E-Ray, the TREMEC DCT, the LT2 and LT6 engines, and the E-Ray electric motor, in case you’ve never seen them. I know a couple are new to me!

Picture 1

Some insights behind the display and various cutaway components.

  • One poster comments he thinks he’s seen this display at the IMSA Corvette vendor tent.
  • ClayDough confirms the display is currently at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park, where he works, and it’s likely they bring them to other events.
  • Another member confirms they were used for the “Corvette Academy training class,” while another confirms he was at this training in May.

Picture 2

An insightful comment regarding the frame.

Picture 3

A funny exchange after enthusiasts see the state-of-the-art TREMEC Dual Clutch Transmission.

This is a neat perspective from a prior TREMEC employee.

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The Corvette community on Reddit appreciates the engineering.

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Naturally, a picture of the E-Ray’s electric drive unit sparked some interesting comments.

And the OP ClayDough helps clear up some confusion about the E-Ray being allowed on tracks.

Here are the full CorvSport features on the early controversy surrounding the Hybrid E-Ray and track days.

Thanks for joining CorvSport today for this interesting look at a cutaway E-Ray and some of the other components that make the C8 so great. You can join the full r/Corvette Reddit discussion here. If you want to keep up to date with all the fresh Corvette news and maintain a pulse on the lifestyle and culture of this exciting, iconic brand, CorvSport has the fastest-growing Corvette community on our Facebook page, with over 172,000 followers (53,000 since January 2023!). Come join other hardcore enthusiasts and say hello, Douglas B.

*All pictures are credited to Reddit member ClayDough