Genovation Cars is nearing the completion of a prototype high-performance all-electric Corvette called the Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE). Assembly of the GXE will be completed by the end of July, followed by a three-week testing phase. The GXE is based on a 2006 Z06 Corvette.
The car will produce in excess of 700-hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, said Genovation CEO Andrew Saul. “We expect the car to achieve 0-60 mph in around three seconds and have a top speed of over 200 mph. ”
The car will have a range of 150 miles during normal driving operation and will have a near 50/50 weight distribution while being optimized for a low center of gravity. The goal is to retain all the comforts that were originally powered by the stock vehicle’s combustion engine; e.g., power steering and power brakes, air conditioning and heating.
After testing is complete, the car will be taken to various raceways with the goal of setting lap records for a street legal electric car. An attempt to break the top speed record will be made this fall. The current record is 177 mph set by a Finnish prototype car last summer.