Last year Maryland-based Genovation Cars announced the second generation of its electric sports car, the GXE – which stands for Genovation Extreme Electric.Genovation debuted the production version of its C7 Corvette-based GXE at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The vehicle features two electric motors under the hood where you’d normally find one of General Motors’ venerable Small Blocks.
In total they make nearly 800 horsepower and over 700 lb-ft of torque, which helps propel the car to a top speed of 220 mph. Like so many other EVs, the GXE’s acceleration is mind-bendingly fast, with the 0-60 mph time clocking in at under 3 seconds.
Five battery packs, with a total of 61.6kWh of storage, are spread throughout the car to optimize balance and weight distribution. Genovation says the car has a range of more than 175 miles on a full charge. Unless, of course, you drive with a rock on your right foot, which will lower the range significantly.Visually, the GXE is set apart from a standard C7 by its new rear fascia (the circular taillights return!), ZR1-style transparent engine cover, Carbon Revolution carbon fiber wheels and its rather aggressive aero kit.
The interior of the GXE is all alcantara, all the time. Every visible panel is wrapped, if not quilted, in the stuff.The Genovation GXE will be made in a limited-edition run of 75 units, each in a bespoke color, with initial deliveries scheduled for later this year. The conversion costs $750,000, plus the cost of the Corvette donor car.