Currently reading: Corvette-based Genovation GXE 220mph electric car shown at CES
Limited-run rear-wheel-drive machine produces 789bhp from twin electric motors
James Attwood, digital editor
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9 January 2018

American firm Genovation cars has unveiled its new GXE, an all-electric reworking of a Chevrolet C7 Corvette Grand Sport that it says is capable of more than 220mph.

The GXE, which has been revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, features twin electric motors driving the rear wheels, which the firm says combine to produce more than 789bhp, with more than 700lb ft of torque. The motors are located in the front of the car, where the regular petrol engine sits in the Corvette, and use twin inverters.

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The GXE is available with either a seven-speed clutch-operated manual transmission, or an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic gearbox, with both capable of achieving 0-60mph in less than three seconds. The decision to use a drivetrain was based on driver feel, and to maintain similar characteristrics to a regular C7 Corvette. Five battery packs, with a total of 61.6kWh of storage, are spread throughout the car to optimise balance and weight distribution. Genovation says the car has a range of more than 175 miles on a full charge when driven normally.

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The firm says the GXE has near 50/50 weight distribution, and comes with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. The body and interior have also been heavily reworked, including the adoption of classic round Corvette tail lights, unlike those seen on the C7. The car weight a total of 1859kg, an increase of 317.5kg from the Corvette.

The Genovation GXE will be made in a limited-edition run of 75 units, each in a bespoke colour, with initial deliveries scheduled for later this year. The conversion costs $750,000 (£554,000), plus the cost of the Corvette donor car.

Genovation has previously built the GEE, a reworked electric Corvette Z06 that produced 592bhp and set a land speed record for a road-legal EV of 205.6mph.

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Stevyrd 12 February 2019

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Bob Cholmondeley 10 January 2018

If the apparent quality of

If the apparent quality of that front spoiler is indicative of the quality of the work done on the car in general, I wouldn't touch it with someone else's barge-pole.

jason_recliner 9 January 2018

Erm...

I'll stick with the Corvette, thanks.