GXE Electric Corvette Offers 800 hp - and Manual Transmission!

Genovation Cars unveiled a production electrified version of the Chevrolet Corvette with 800 hp - and a manual transmission (!) - at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week.

Based on a C7 Corvette, the Genovation model is called the GXE, and it takes the vehicle to a whole new performance level - even above the upcoming 755 hp Corvette ZR-1. 

Under the hood, the engine is replaced by two electric motors which combinedproduce more than 800 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque in the GXE. It has a top speed of 354 km/h and has a 0-to-96 km/h time of under three seconds.

And something that's nearly unheard of with an electric vehicle, the GXE is offered with a seven-speed manual transmission, as well as an eight-speed paddle-shifted automatic.

Genovation says the GXE has a range of 281 kilometres and it uses five battery packs, spread throughout the car, that have a capacity of 60 kWh. 

The powertrain is not the only thing that gets a makeover. The rear fascia gets reworked and brings back the circular taillights, there’s a transparent engine cover, Carbon Revolution carbon fibre wheels and an aero kit.

The interior is also modified, with all-new upholstery and a new touchscreen.

It will be available in Canada, the company said, and those interested can make a reservation online. No official prices have been confirmed, but the company has floated an expected price of US$750,000 in its promo videos last year.

Only 75 GXEs will be produced for now, Genovation said, with deliveries expected to start in 2018.

 

Genovation car has automatic option, top speed of 354 km/h 1/11/2018 6:13:08 PM