When we first covered Genovation’s GXE electric Corvette project back in 2016,
we I did so with a lot of reservations. Who could blame me? It cost a full three-quarters of a million dollars, promised more than 600 WHP, and would do a claimed, pie-in-the-sky, bats*** insane 205 MPH. Well, a year on and it looks like the finished product is ready. Except, now, it makes more than 800 HP, and will very likely do an IMRA-certified 220 MPH. No mean feat- and I can assure you from experience!
“Holy s***balls!” is right!
There’s almost nothing to criticize about the Genovation GXE Corvette, either. At least, on paper. The GXE will reportedly feature a 60-kWh battery pack good for 130 miles of driving between charges. The battery and motor(s) are arranged to give the electric Corvette a nearly perfect 50:50 weight distribution, too, so there should be no ill effects on the car’s handling, either.
As exciting as the prospect of an all-electric American super car are, it’s important to remember that no one has actually gotten one to play with, yet. So, until they’re in customer hands and performing as promised, I will reserve judgement. But I will say this: we’re just a few hours in, and 2018 is already looking like it’ll be a kicka** year!
Check out the Genovation produced promo video for the new car, below, than follow up with us again after the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for more updates. Enjoy!