Corvette-based Genovation GXE 220mph electric car shown at CES

Genovation GXE

The Genovation GXE is capable of more than 220mph, according to its makers

Limited-run rear-wheel-drive machine produces 789bhp from twin electric motors

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

The Genovation GXE, which has been revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, featured twin electric motors driving the rear wheels, which the firm says combine to produce more than 789bhp, with more than 700lb ft of torque. 

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The GXE is available with either a seven-speed clutch-operated manual transmission, or a paddle-shift automatic gearbox, with both capable of achieving 0-60mph in less than three seconds. Genovation says the car has a range of more than 175 miles on a full charge.

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The firm says the GXE has near 50/50 weight distribution, and comes with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.

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.

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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Source: Autocar Online

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