A hybrid Corvette Stingray? 'Don't laugh,' GM president says
Los Angeles Times
By David Undercoffler
August 29, 2013
With the ink barely dry on our review of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, GM President Mark Reuss swung by the L.A. Times office in a gleaming new Cyber Gray Metallic Stingray Convertible.
On his mind were consumers’ changing buying habits, the strength of the auto market in the coming years and GM’s plans for diesel and hybrid powertrains in its vehicles.
Like the Corvette?
"Actually, don’t laugh," Reuss said with a telling smile. Using an energy recapturing system like that found on hypercars such as Ferrari’s LaFerrari or McLaren’s P1 -- both hybrids -- presents many advantages.
"I think it’s a very attractive idea, actually," Reuss said. "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."
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