If it looks even more familiar, it should. The new-generation Genovation GXE begins life as a 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport before the Rockville, MD-based company guts the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine and replaces it with a full electric powertrain.
Improved battery management allows power to jump to 660 hp, while torque remains identical to the outgoing GXE, at 600 lb-ft. Better yet, the new GXE retains its 50/50 weight distribution and it will shed weight thanks to its movement from C6 to C7 architecture.
So, no emissions, lots of power, what’s the catch? It’s going to be really, really expensive.
Genovation says the price for a C7-based GXE will be $750,000. If you’re serious, $250,000 is required as a down payment for the vehicle, with deliveries expected to begin in 2019. GXE has plans to build just 75 examples of the C7 GXE Corvette.