If you happen to have three-quarters of a million dollars lying around and want to spend it on a Genovation electric Corvette, listen up for new details about the wheels that will be coming on your shiny new set of wheels.
Genovation, which hopes to start producing its GXE based on the C7 Corvette in 2019, announced Monday that it will use carbon fiber wheels from Carbon Revolution.
That’s the Australian company that provides similar wheels for Ford’s GT and Mustang Shelby GT350R.
The big advantage of the carbon fiber wheels is that they weigh much less than ordinary wheels and thereby reduce unsprung mass. Added benefits include reductions in noise, vibration, and harshness because carbon fiber is a naturally damping material.
Genovation says the car will have a twin-motor drive system that will pump out more than 700 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, and a prototype has already hit a whopping 209 mph! The Genovation Extreme Electric, known as the GXE for short, has 150 miles of range and a near 50-50 weight distribution.
Only 75 of the cars will be built, and if you happen to be loaded enough to afford one, you might want to go ahead and get on the pre-order list that has already begun.
The company’s goal is to parlay the money from the GXE into the development of a more affordable electric sports car that would be produced in higher volume.
Sounds like a good start to the C8 to us. Would you buy an eighth-generation Corvette similar to the GXE – if the price were comparable to the current C7s?
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