As Genovation Cars marches toward initiating customer deliveries of the C7 Corvette-based Genovation GXE electric supercar, the company has apparently taken it to the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan to showcase what it can do. In case you’re in need of a refresher, the GXE is powered by dual electric motors producing a combined 800 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque with the help of a 61-kWh battery pack. It’s a bit unique in the world of EVs – even the sporty ones – in that it offers customers the chance to have actual, multiple-speed transmissions instead of using a fixed-speed gearbox.
Those transmissions are the same ones offered with the factory Chevrolet C7 Corvette: a seven-speed manual, and an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
The Genovation GXE has been a long time coming. The project started some years ago when Genovation Cars got its hands on a C6 Corvette chassis and went to work trying to find suppliers that could help them realize their goals. The company ended up going with AMRacing for the GXE’s dual drive motors, Lithos Energy for the battery pack, and Stafl Systems for the powertrain control systems. That C6-based car ended up garnering the company a lot of attention, as it set new standing-mile and top-speed records for street-legal electric cars last year.
But where that prototype topped out at around 209 mph, Genovation Cars claims a 220-mph top speed for the C7-based production car.
To see the super-EV in action at Michigan’s M1 Concourse, watch the video above.