The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray leaked, the price of the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq dropped and we drove the McLaren Artura. It’s the week in reverse, right here at Motor Authority.
The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Hybrid has been leaked on the automaker’s website, revealing a planned launch of the electrified sports car in summer 2023. Featuring a similar wide-body design to the Z06, the hybrid Corvette will feature multiple electric motors and all-wheel drive.
The Ford Megazilla crate engine was unveiled at the PRI. With 615 horsepower, the big V-8 is aimed at automakers. It’s unclear exactly how much the engine will cost, but the 430-horsepower Godzilla version of the same engine retails for $9,175.
Cadillac has pulled back the planned price increase of the 2024 Lyriq to about $70,000 as the automaker takes pre-orders ahead of spring deliveries. Cadillac said it will actually drop the price slightly to about $60,000 for the single-engine, rear-wheel drive model and about $64,000 for the twin-engine, four-wheel drive model, but feature changes have not yet been announced.
Jay Leno explained the accident which resulted in burns to his face, chest and hands. The comedian was in good spirits as he spoke to the Today show about the incident and an expected full recovery, but noted he’s not George Clooney and his looks don’t matter as much as others might.
We had our first stint behind the wheel of the 2023 McLaren Artura plug-in hybrid. McLaren’s latest supercar is more efficient than any of its predecessors, while still being fun and adhering to the company’s core principle of keeping it light. While the hybrid powertrain is great, the gearbox can be finicky with shifts that are sometimes too lazy on the road and sometimes too annoying on the track.