Three Things the C8 Corvette and the New GMC Hummer EV Have In Common

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Three Things the C8 Corvette and the New GMC Hummer EV Have In Common

Photo Credits: GMC


Congratulations to the GMC Team who revealed the new 2022 GMC Hummer EV on Tuesday evening. We watched the reveal with great anticipation as this is the second fully-electric truck unveiled by GM over the last few months, the Cadillac Lyriq being the other EV.

If you haven’t checked out the reveal video yet, I have it embedded below.

As we watched the five-minute Hummer reveal video, I found myself saying “just like the C8 Corvette” more than once. While the two vehicles couldn’t be more different than each other, here are three things the C8 Corvette and the new GMC Hummer EV have in common.

GMC Hummer EV


Front Lift

Due to its low driving profile, one of the major innovations for the C8 Corvette was the Front Lift system which allows drivers to raise the front of the Stingray about 3 inches to clear speedbumps, driveways and other obstacles.

The GMC Hummer also has a lift system called “Extract Mode” which utilizes the Hummer’s adjustable air suspension system to raise the truck six inches to drive over obstacles and rough terrain.


Both Have a Frunk!

With the C8 Corvette’s engine relocated to behind the driver, that made available storage space on the front of the car that is called the front trunk, or frunk. Combined with the rear trunk, the C8 Corvette offers 12.6 cubic feet of storage.

The Hummer EV also has no motor on the front and it too receives a gracious-sized front storage area that is much easier to access than the C8 Corvette due to the truck’s height. There aren’t currently any specs on the capacity of the Hummer’s frunk, but we do know that it was specially designed to hold the next and final item on our list.

GMC Hummer Frunk


Transparent/Topless Driving

The Corvette has been equipped with a single removable roof panel on its Coupe models going back to 1984. One of the accessories available for the 2020 Corvette is a transparent version of the roof. The C8 Corvette Coupe was specifically designed so that owners could take off their roof panels and store them in the rear trunk

The Hummer EV describes its topside as an Infinity Roof with Modular Sky Panels. The removable roof panels allow for an open-air driving experience, much like the Corvette. Instead of one panel for the roof, the Hummer EV has four modular “sky” panels that can be removed and stored it is Frunk as well.

GMC Hummer EV


So that’s my quick round-up of some of the similarities between the C8 and the Hummer EV. I might also mention that both the C8 Corvette and the Hummer EV have stunning designs that capture the historic elements from each vehicle and brings them into the future.

With the Corvette brand on a slow but deliberate collision course with electrification, it will do us all well to pay attention to the innovation with EVs that is happening at GM and elsewhere.

GMC is planning a multi-year rollout of the Hummer EV with the first model called the “EDITION 1” available in fall 2021 with a starting MSRP of $112,595. GMC opened reservations for the new truck and they sold out in just a few hours.

Reveal of the GMC HUMMER EV:


Source:
GMC.com

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I thought I was right on top of this GM EHUMMER reveal last night.
    At the first commercial during the game it said go to GMC.com to make your reservation. Did so and there was zero information about EHummer.
    So, I waited for the next commercial at the 6th inning and did it again. This time the reservation info came up, I filled in the requested info and a message came up that the First Edition was sold out. Not overly surprised as probably every GMC dealer in the country had some prior knowledge and had somebody reserve one. Oh well, we got a Second and Third edition reserved— we are well trained to wait with our C8 order being over a year now and still nothing. You gotta love GM!!!

  2. I would think that a HUMMER hybrid would make more sense. What if you are in the back country for a long period of time and nowhere near a charging station.

  3. The New Hummer is the first major entry of the GM electric Vehicle fleet. If they can do it there they can do it anywhere. Electric Escalade to an Electric Corvette!

  4. Two other similarities between HummerEV and C8, Best Bang for the $, and awesome tech. References of the Moon Lunar exploration is obvious to me as the Face of Zora on the C8.

  5. No the volt was GM first EV and the reason you don’t here about it because it sucked and they only leased it so no one could own it out right but them…now they want to sell an fugly hummer for way to much money and I’m sure in typical GM fashion that will suck as well

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