Genovation's 800-horsepower Corvette EV to debut at 2018 CES
2017/12/29 Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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Genovation, an engineering skunkworks based in Rockville, Maryland, is
almost ready to show its Corvette-based electric sports car. The company has
confirmed the debut will take place next month at the 2018 Consumer
Electronics Show [
Called the Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE), the car in prototype form hit
a top speed of 209 mph during testing back in February [
]. It also hit a standing mile record speed for electric cars of 190.4 mph.
While the prototype was based on a C6 Corvette Z06, the production GXE will
actually use C7 Corvette Grand Sport as its donor. The car will also feature
some unique visual treatments to ensure it stands out. You’ll notice the
revised front bumper and round taillights. Genovation says it chose the
Corvette as the donor due to the lightweight frame but also as a nod to
The company plans to build just 75 GXEs in total, each priced from $750,000.
That’s certainly steep but if you want similar performance from an electric
car you’re going to have to step up to the million-dollar-plus Rimac
Power in the GXE comes from two electric motors delivering a peak 800
horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. The motors are positioned at either
end of the car to create a 50:50 weight distribution, and uniquely they send
their drive to the rear wheels only. Yes, they power a common shaft. Also
unique as far as electric cars are concerned is the availability of 7-speed
manual transmission. An automatic is standard.
Performance claims for the GXE include a 0-60 mph time of less than 3.0
seconds and a top speed of over 220 mph.
Genovation isn’t providing details on the battery though we know it will
have a 60-kilowatt-hour capacity. We also know the car will be fitted with
carbon fiber wheels.
Genovation plans to start deliveries of the GXE in 2019. With the money
raised, the company plans to develop a more affordable electric sports car
dubbed the G2.
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