Chevrolet Corvette Based Genovation GXE Gets 800+ Horrsepower

By January 10, 2018Electric

Genovation has used the Consumer Electronics Show to introduce its new GXE.

Based on the Chevrolet Corvette, the GXE has a modestly revised exterior with a new front fascia that features integrated LED lighting units. The car has also been equipped with a rear wing, a massive diffuser, and carbon fiber wheels that are backed up by a Brembo carbon ceramic braking system.

The GXE has an eye-catching appearance thanks in part to its stylish paint job which can consist of “up to 15 individual coatings of paint to ensure a deep, durable and sustainable finish.” The company also says each model will be painted a bespoke color to “meet the customer’s wish for a unique vehicle.”

The unique styling continues in the cabin as drivers will find leather and Alcantara upholstery as well as a new infotainment system and a Harman audio system.

Genovation declined to release detailed performance specifications but the company said the car has “state-of-the-art batteries, inverters, and electric twin-motors.” The motors produce more than 800 hp (596 kW) and 700 lb-ft (948 Nm) of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 220 mph (354 km/h).

Owners can order the car with either a seven-speed manual or a paddle-shift automatic gearbox. Regardless of which transmission is selected, Genovation says drivers can expect to travel more than 175 miles (281 km) on a single charge during normal driving conditions.

Production will be limited to 75 units and pricing starts at $750,000. The first deliveries are scheduled for later this year.

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