Who said electric cars were boring?
Genovation Cars will use CES 2018 to unveil the GXE, an all-electric Corvette capable of topping 350km/h.
So, how does the GXE deliver that monstrous top speed? To start with, it makes a lot of power and torque: 597kW and 950Nm, to be precise. Along with the headline speed figure, Genovation is claiming a sub-3.0 second sprint to 97km/h.
The company says its dual-stack motors make use of Le Mans and F1 technology, allowing it to deliver all that torque in a way the paddle-shift automatic or seven-speed manual gearbox – that's right, this is an electric car with a manual – can handle.
There are a few problems, though. For one, the Corvette body was never meant to house batteries and electric motors, which means the number of batteries the Genovation team can fit is limited. As a result, range is expected to be somewhere around the 210km mark.
Beyond the performance, the GXE aims to set itself apart from the super/sports car crowd with its lavish exterior paint finish, and an extensive range of interior customisation options.
Each car will be finished in a bespoke colour, to make sure no owner confuses their electric Corvette for another – not that you can expect to see too many of them around.
Genovation will build just 75 examples of the GXE, priced from $960,000 which, if we're being realistic, makes the Tesla Roadster look cheap.
Check out a previous, pre-production GXE setting a new electric speed record in the video at the top.
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