The two concepts of muscle car and hybrid are as much of polar opposites as oil and water. Additionally, any idea of combining the two together is as sacrilegious as committing treason against Uncle Sam. Though in an interesting interview between GM’s Mark Reuss and the LA Times, the idea of a Chevrolet Corvette hybrid is a no laughing matter.
“I think it’s a very attractive idea, actually,” Reuss told the LA Times. “I think it would be really fun to do, I think it would build capability inside our company and I think people would love it.”
Federal fuel economy mandates are indubitably taking their toll and thus, it really wouldn’t be unreasonable to see a Corvette hybrid emerge from the sleeves of General Motors. Even then, because the technology is becoming more readily available, it could be possible to see an F1-style kinetic energy recovery system, or KERS, which debuted on supercars like the Ferrari LaFerrari.
Though Reuss didn’t exactly say when this could happen. But with the latest hypercar war consisting of hybrids, usually such prestigious technology finds its way down into the more mainstream offerings over time. That said of course, only time will tell.
– By: Chris Chin
Source: LA Times