The GXE Corvette EV uses the shell and components of a C6 Corvette Z06, minus a big one: the engine.
Replacing the LS7 7.0-liter V8 engine is a 44-kWh battery pack with the same sort cylindrical cells Tesla utilizes. The powertrain itself was designed and developed in the U.S., and delivers 700 hp and over 600 lb-ft of torque with a near 50/50 weight distribution according to Genovation CEO, Andrew Saul. The car also comes equipped with a 6-kWh charger, a six-speed manual (hooray!) and adjustable regenerative braking that can be controlled via paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
Saul said the GXE Corvette EV was engineered to handle two hardcore laps on the Nürburgring, which Autoblog says translates to 40-50 miles of spirited street driving, or 150 miles of pure electric cruising per the New York City test cycle.
It sounds like it’s quite easy to be green, or mean, with the GXE Corvette EV.
But, the car hasn’t actually done extensive road testing quite yet. Saul said the car will take another three to four weeks to finish building, and then road testing will begin.
That should give perspective buyers plenty of time to save up the $330,000 Genovation is asking for their creation. But, if you have an old C6 Corvette Z06 collecting dust, Genovation will happily convert it for you for only $290,000.