Genovation has earned itself more than a couple headlines since its C6 Corvette Z06-based GXE (Genovation Extreme Electric) debuted with 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of all electric torque. The vehicle has gone on to break records and prove the capability of electric power from its 44-kWh battery pack.
However, Genovation followed up its C6-based creation with its next project, a C7-based GXE. And it’s going to up the ante in all respects.
Specifically, Motor Authority reports the C7-based GXE will sport a set of carbon fiber wheels sourced from Carbon Revolutions in Australia. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the Australian-based company currently supplies carbon fiber wheels for the Shelby GT350R and Ford GT.
Not only do these wheels bring significant reductions in weight at all four corners, but they also help with NVH levels, as if an electric car wasn’t quiet enough.
Power for the C7 GXE is claimed to be over 700 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque with a perfect, 50/50 weight distribution to boot.
However, this marvel of engineering comes with a serious price tag. Genovation will build 75 examples of the vehicle for an asking price of $750,000 each. That’s not chump change. Even if you’re interested in a C6-based GXE, you’re still looking at a $330,000 sale price. Genovation is hopeful production will begin for the C7-based GXE in 2019.