Genovation Cars, which has spent the last two years breaking electric vehicle records for highest top speed and fastest standing mile with its C6 Corvette Z06-based GXE, is getting ready to drop its latest and greatest creation: a new, C7 Corvette-based GXE with even more power and torque than that record-breaking prototype’s 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft. The new pre-production car will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 9th.
“Our single-shaft, dual-stack motor is paired with inverters that can power the twin motor to a maximum torque of 700 lb-ft at an rpm the seven-speed manual transmission or the paddle-shift automatic can tolerate,” says Genovation Cars CEO Andrew Saul. “The GXE will achieve 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and top speed will exceed 220 mph.”
The new Genovation GXE will pack 800 horsepower and 700 lb-ft into the C7 Corvette’s chassis, along with 60-kWh of battery capacity. In November, Genovation announced it had struck a partnership with Michigan’s Prefix Corporation and California’s Stafl Systems to eventually put the C7 GXE into production. It’s uncertain what the price tag would be for one of the company’s 75 planned C7 GXE examples, assuming the project ever gets that far, but Genovation in late-2016 suggested it could be priced at $750,000.
Is a 220-mph electric supercar really worth that? We’ll let you be the judge.