We’ve been telling you about the Genovation GXE electric Corvettes for years.
Now the Maryland-based company has just announced a pre-production version of the car will be unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 9.
And hold on to your key fobs, Genovation GXE says its electric car will produce even more power than the upcoming 2019 ZR1!
The company originally coaxed 660 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque out of its C7 Grand Sport-based GXE, but now says it has upgraded the performance of its twin-motor powertrain so that it makes more than 800 horsepower and more than 700 lb-ft of torque.
Put into perspective, the new ZR1, still powered by just an “old-fashioned” gasoline engine, will produce 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque.
Genovation says its new GXE will go from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds, with a top speed of more than 220 mph. (The company’s C6 Z06-based electric Corvette set a world record in 2016 for a street-legal electric car by going 205.6 mph, a mark that fell in March 2017 after Genovation increased its top speed to 209 mph at the Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida. That record shouldn’t last long with this C7-based monster!)
One area that we’re not too crazy about, though, is the GXE’s 60-kWh battery will only go 130 miles between charges.
Of course, anyone rich enough to buy a GXE is rich enough to just have someone follow behind them and give them a ride if they do run out of juice.
Only 75 of the GXEs will be produced, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2019, at a price of “just” $750,000.
The best thing about the Genovation GXE, in our opinion, is that it proves what can be done with electric motors, leading us to hope that the C8 Corvette will eventually be produced by Chevrolet in a hybrid version with a combination of gasoline and electric motors to create unbelievable gobs of power.
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