Will somebody really buy a fancy electric C7 Corvette for $750,000?
Genovation is hoping so as it aims to deliver 75 of the all-electric Corvette conversions, named GXE (Genovation Extreme Electric) for that much loot.
Don’t worry, though, if your cash flow is a little slow right now. You just have to pay $250,000 of that right now, with the rest due apparently when the cars are delivered in the third quarter of 2019.
For the money, you’re getting one of the coolest electric cars around, one that has state-of-the-art battery management, inverters, batteries and electric motors, according to Genovation.
By the way, did we mention it produces 600 horsepower and set an electric-car speed record of 205.6 mph during a run at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center a few months ago?
Just don’t expect to go very far because the GXE only has a range of 130 miles during normal driving operation. We assume it would be much less if you’re doing burnouts.
“The electric motors are really advanced. The inverters, battery technology, battery management system, the vehicle management system are all extremely cutting edge,” boasts Genovation CEO Andrew Saul.
“We are really pushing the boundaries and raising the bar in electric vehicle technology, and to date, nobody’s been really pushing the technology as hard as we have.”
Saul believes there is a market for his cars – obviously some extremely wealthy person who’s concerned about climate change.
“It’s going to be a car collector,” Saul predicts. “Somebody who appreciates cutting-edge technology.”
If you are one of those people who like to actually see a new car before you buy it, you can witness the GXE in person at an auto show in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates next month. Already, Saul says the response was good at the 2016 Concourse D’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California.
While we love the look of the C7 Corvette, we’re not so sure we would shell out three-quarters of a million bucks for what is basically a faster electric version. Of course, if you like round tail lights over the C7’s standard rectangular version, maybe the GXE is the car for you.
As for us, we’ll just take a stock C7 Z06 and throw in a Chevy Bolt for the environment and donate the rest of our $750,000 to charity.
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