CES LIVE: Genovation GXEby Byron Hurd
This custom is the 220-MPH Corvette EV that Chevy hasn't built yet.
Rumors of an electrified Corvette have been swirling for some time now, but this is not it. While this is a Chevrolet Corvette and it is an EV, it is not a GM product in the strictest sense. This is Genovation's GXE, and it appears to be a monster.
Genovation claims the GXE is powered by twin motors generating more than 800 horsepower and 700lb-ft of torque. That's alot, even for a juiced-up Corvette.
Being based on a Corvette already sets the GXE apart from a lot of EV conversion jobs already available for public consumption, but what really jumps out from the (very limited) performance information is Genovation's decision to retain the Corvette's stock transmissions--both manual and automatic.
The company claims either will get you to 60 MPH in under three seconds and take you up to a top speed in excess of 220 MPH. Driven more sanely, it'll do 175 miles on a charge. Further details of the EV system have not made available.
While the GXE's exterior may reek of the track-hardened Z06, the interior has not been completely stripped down. Each of the 75 models will come with an individualized cabin wrapped in leather and Alcantara.
Genovation claims the first customer orders will be delivered later this year. With such a limited run, we expect they may all be filled by the end of 2018 as well.
Live photos by Ronan Glon.