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The upcoming Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray is a series of firsts for America’s beloved sports car nameplate. Besides diving well into hybrid supercar territory akin to the Acura NSX, the E-Ray is the first AWD Corvette. So, is the ground-breaking ‘Vette worth it? Moreover, is it worth getting a fully loaded 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ, or are fans better off with the entry-level 1LZ?

How much is the 2024 Corvette E-Ray?

The entry-level 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 1LZ starts at around $104,495 for the base coupe model. However, the 3LZ Convertible will push the starting price to $122,445. 

E-Ray trimStarting price
1LZ Convertible$111,495
2LZ Convertible$116,995
3LZ Convertible$122,445

That’s right, between the now-discontinued C7 Z06, the C8 Z06, and the new E-Ray, the ‘Vette boasts multiple options with starting prices above that sweltering six-figure threshold. 

Moreover, opting for the convertible adds $7,000 to the trim’s base price. Don’t think rag-top convertible, though. Like the C8 Corvette Stingray, the new hybrid ‘Vette employs a handsome retractable hardtop for its sun-soaked trims. However, the removable hardtop coupe option might suffice for most owners, as the roof will stow neatly behind the model’s LT2 engine. 

How much is a fully loaded 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray?

A new Amplify Orange Tintcoat 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray shows off its bright color.
An E-Ray in Amplify Orange Tintcoat | Erik Sherman, MotorBiscuit

While the range-topping 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ Convertible starts at around $122,445, speccing it out could swell its price tag. Specifically, opting for the model’s many custom upgrades could push the price of a fully loaded 3LZ E-Ray Convertible to well above $150,000.

For instance, a standard color option like Arctic White or Black could be sans extra charges. However, opting for the new Sea Wolf Gray Tricoat or Amplify Orange Tintcoat will add $995 to the model’s base price. Factor in other expensive upgrades, like the $13,500 striped carbon fiber wheels and the admittedly helpful $2,595 front-lift function, and the 3LZ starts reaching supercar prices. Even flashy seat belts are available, albeit for the cool sum of $495. 

Is a 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray worth it?

An E-Ray shows off its battery pack in a cutaway.
The E-Ray’s battery architecture | Erik Sherman, MotorBiscuit

While a fully loaded E-Ray 3LZ Convertible might be spectacularly spendy, it represents a unique addition to the hybrid supercar market. Its breakneck thrust, courtesy of a combined 655 horsepower between electric and V8 propulsion, is enough to contend with the likes of the $237,500 McLaren Artura.  

So, while a six-figure super ‘Vette might seem silly, it’s an extension of the model’s classic appeal. Specifically, the Kentucky contender is ready to take on much more expensive competition from Europe and Japan. 

What do you think of the E-Ray? Is the new space-age “Plastic Fantastic” worth all the hype and money? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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