How far away in time are electric-motor Corvettes that equal today's LS3 engine's horsepower output?
"Not very far at all," William H Westrich, V.P. Marketing for Michigan's Advantron Technologies says. "Our company has developed a patented new electro-magnetic engine technology that has more horsepower than traditional combustion engines and is a direct drive system that can be used with any vehicle—including Corvettes."
Though each electric motor churns out 100hp with today's technology, Westrich says one could drive each wheel, giving an Advantron-powered Corvette 400 hp—not too far off from the base Corvette's LS3, which churns out 436hp through V-8 power.
If the second generation of Advantron's electric motors can double their horsepower output, America's future sports and muscle cars could output more power than the 638hp LS9 in the Corvette ZR1—all without using a single drop of foreign oil.
That's some electrifying news even Corvette owners can smile about.