That sounds like a lot of money to pay for a Corvette, but then again this is far from being your ordinary C7 Grand Sport.
Earlier this year, Maryland-based Genovation Cars improved its own top speed world record for a street-legal electric car by managing to hit an impressive 205.6 mph (330.8 kph) with a 2006 Z06 Corvette from the C6 generation. The company has announced today it has kicked off development of a successor based on the Grand Sport C7 and slated to have a total electric power of more than 660 hp (492 kW) and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm). Unlike its predecessor, the new model will actually be a series production car, albeit availability will be limited since only 75 units are going to be manufactured.
Known as the Genovation Extreme Electric, the all-electric Vette will have an almost ideal 50:50 weight distribution and a battery pack with enough energy to last for around 130 miles (209 km) in normal driving conditions. It might not sound very impressive, but that shouldn’t be much of a problem for prospect buyers since the GXE is all about performance. Bear in mind that trying to access the entire car’s potential will drain the battery much quicker.
As the attached images show, Genovation won’t fiddle too much with the Corvette’s design, but it has promised to use "innovative green composites and custom interior accouterments" to differentiate it from its ICE-powered counterpart. As a matter of fact, there aren’t going to be two cars alike, with each GXE set to come with a bespoke specification based on the customer’s requirements.
At a hefty $750,000, the next-generation GXE certainly won’t come cheap. Those willing to fork out the money will have to make a deposit of $250,000 to pre-order the performance-oriented electric car. Besides the eye-watering asking price, there’s one other big problem: deliveries won’t start until the fourth quarter of 2019. By then, some other EV might render the GXE obsolete as far as outright top speed performance is concerned.
Gallery: Genovation Extreme Electric
Genovation today announced that it has begun accepting pre-orders for the next generation Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE) car. The GXE currently holds the world record for the fastest street legal all-electric vehicle, which stands at 205.6mph.
“We are very proud of what we have accomplished with the GXE thus far, pushing the limits for electric-powered cars beyond what most people thought was possible. We are excited to enter the next phase and begin offering this extraordinary vehicle to discerning customers,” said Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation. “This is a truly unique vehicle on a number of fronts, and we are thrilled to be bringing it to market.”
The GXE is a C7 Grand Sport Corvette that is re-engineered by Genovation to be a performance driven all-electric vehicle. The GXE includes a state-of-the-art battery management system, inverters, batteries and electric motors that produce in excess of 660-hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. The car has a range of 130 miles during normal driving operation with a near 50/50 weight distribution and is optimized for a low center of gravity. The GXE will have a unique and stylish exterior made from innovative green composites and custom interior accouterments. The GXE is truly a performance vehicle that is meant to excite drivers with its speed, responsiveness and efficiency.
The GXE will be produced in a limited quantity of 75 vehicles. Individuals that wish to pre-order the GXE can secure their place in line by signing up on Genovation’s web site. They will also be required to submit a deposit of $250,000. The final price for the GXE will be $750,000. Each GXE will be bespoke and unique, based upon the individual customer’s desires. Customers that choose to purchase the GXE can guarantee that their GXE will be one-of-a-kind as it will be based on their individual design and finishing requests.
Genovation anticipates that the first vehicles will be delivered in Q4 of 2019 after a 2-year design period and 1 year build time.
To learn more about Genovation or to place a deposit for the GXE, please visit: http://www.genovationcars.com/
Genovation Cars Inc. is a Maryland based designer and custom builder of high-performance electric vehicles. Genovation was founded in 2007 with the aim of providing customers fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles that do not compromise the driving experience. Our all-electric vehicles are designed with the driver in mind and offer unrivaled performance along with the latest electric vehicle technology.