[VIDEO] Genovation GXE Flogs Their Electric C7 Corvette Around the M1 Concourse

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[VIDEO] Genovation GXE Flogs Their Electric C7 Corvette Around the M1 Concourse


In our business, watching a Corvette going 200+ mph on a track is a sure way to get yourself noticed. And we’ve been noticing the Genovation GXE all-electric Corvette for some time now.

The Genovation GXE Corvette made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January and it’s an amazing piece of machinery. The Grand Sport-based Corvette has a pair of electric motors under the hood that produce 800-hp and 700 lb-ft of torque and will go 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. Although it has a top speed of 220 mph, normal driving will get you a range of around 175 miles thanks to the 61-kWh battery.

Only 75 are planned for production and each is expected to cost around $750,000.

The company has had a busy summer as a Red version of the GXE was recently displayed out in California at the Quail during Monterey Car Week. As were are used to seeing only the blue model, here’s a quick pic of it from the show:


But what we really want to show is their latest hype video showing a Blue GXE on the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan.

The video opens with talking points about the car and showing the prototype C6 version hitting 200 mph on a NASA runway. But then we get to the fun part with the car on the track.

It’s a much different sounding beast than we are accustomed to hearing, especially from a Corvette on a race track. The pilot also hits the skid pad for some fun. Knowing that a stock Grand Sport is capable of 1.2g on the skid pad, we know that driver is having a great time!

Check out the video here:


The Genovation GXE Corvette made an appearance at earlier this year at the Lingenfelter Collections Spring Open House. Thanks to our Detroit Bureau, you can see a huge photo gallery of the GXE from the event.


Source:
Genvoation Cars / YouTube

Related:
[VIDEO] The Genovation GXE Electric Corvette on Autoline After Hours
[PICS] The Genovation GXE at the Lingenfelter Collection Spring Open House
Genovation GXE Formally Revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show

 



1 COMMENT

  1. Very cool, but that is an awful lot of money! I see that Jaguar will soon be offering a program to convert old XKEs to electric, but again for what seems like an awful lot of money (£300,000?). Wonder if GM will ever offer a program to convert old Corvettes to electric? If North American cities start imposing restrictions on when and where internal combustion vehicles can be driven, as some European cities are already starting to do, then such conversions would allow classic Corvettes to continue to be driven freely (albeit more silently). If so, I would hope that the conversions would, like Jaguar’s, be reversible, and that GM’s price would be far more reasonable.

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