Barrett-Jackson is arguably the USA’s most well-known auction house, often hosting massive elaborate auctions that are so popular that they’re often streamed live online. Charity auctions are also a thing they do, auction off special cars that help raise funds for various selected charities, and there’s one coming up this April. The lot is huge as you’d expect, but one of the highlights is the first Corvette E-Ray, VIN No: 001, and it should fetch some pretty good money. Having this first version of a car auctioned off is a trend in the USA, and the money fetched usually far outweighs the listed sales price of the car, and with America being packed with die-hard ‘Vette fans this one may possibly set a new record for auctions of this kind, well if you exclude the Chiron Profilée that fetched a total over $10 000 000 the other day. That wasn’t a first edition though, but a 1 of 1. It also helps that this is the fastest Corvette to date - powering the all-new Corvette E-Ray is a 6.2-litre LT2 Small Block V8 that’s rated at 370 kW (495 hp) with 640 Nm of torque with an added electric motor that powers the front wheels with 120 kW (160 hp) with 170 Nm of torque, giving the new Vette a total of power output of 490 kW (655 hp). This equates to great performance that results in a 0-100 km/h run in a little over 2.5 seconds and a quarter-mile pass in a fast 10.5 seconds.
Take a look at the YouTube video from one of the most watched automotive YouTubers around, Doug DeMuro, as he takes a closer look at the all-new and first electronically-assisted Corvette ever, the Corvette E-Ray along with all its quirks and features: The New 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray Is a Hybrid, All-Wheel Drive C8 Corvette | Doug DeMuro
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