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THE ALL-ELECTRIC GENOVATION GXE IS THE FASTEST CORVETTE EVER MADE

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Our friends at electric car constructor Genovation Cars Inc. have been teasing us with hot-performing prototypes of battery-powered C6 Corvettes, but now they've rolled out the planned production C7 version with 800 horsepower and a 220 mph top speed. (That's 10 more than the insane ZR1.)

 

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While most electric cars connect the motor directly to the wheels, the Genovation GXE employs the same seven-speed manual transmission or paddle-shifted automatic as used by the conventional gas-fueled Corvette.

 

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Either transmission permits 0-60 mph acceleration in less than three seconds and a driving range of 175 miles, thanks to the more than 700 lb.-ft. torque from the twin electric motors and a custom battery pack.

 

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“Our objective is offering a sustainable all-electric high-performance supercar with record-shattering speed capability, paired with ample and efficient range, by harnessing and optimizing the very best of available technologies,” says Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars.

 

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The fiberglass bodywork is pure Chevrolet, but Genovation will set the GXE apart from combustion-powered 'Vettes with custom paint unique to each of the planned 75 cars. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this year at a price of $750,000.

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