Genovation Cars steals the show for having the world’s fastest street-legal EV. Only this year, the car converter from Rockville Maryland wowed us with its 205.6 mph (330.8km/h) electric version of Chevrolet’s Z06 Corvette.
This week, Genovation has announced the development of the Corvette Grand Sport C7. And it does look like the titleholder will finally have a new successor. The Grand Sport C7 is expected to break the company’s world record with its 660 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of powerful torque.
What’s more, Genovation plans on selling each unit for $750K and will only be limited to 75 exclusive clients. This may seem too extravagant for a Chevy but you’ll be getting a lot more than what you think. The Genovation Extreme Electric is not your normal Corvette Grand Sport to begin with.
The first Genovation Corvette GXE featured a 44kWh battery pack and was built on the C6 Corvette’s chassis. Instead of using its V8 engine, Genovation replaced it with an electric drivetrain. What happened after this has changed the course of the top performing electric vehicle in the world. Tesla moves aside as Genovation takes its throne.
Otherwise known as the GXE, the all-electric Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport has an even weight distribution of 50:50. The only issue we think is the new battery that can only go as far as 209 kilometres. Oh well. This may not impress everyone but come to think of it, it’s still a Corvette (only dressed up differently). Whatever we mean by that, we all know how Genovation prides itself when it comes to performance and not by the size of its battery. That basically explains everything.
Moreover, much of the C7’s major design will be as it is, except for maybe a few custom interior upgrades and some of the latest “smart” innovations here and there. As always, Genovation is all for “exclusivity”. In other words, none of the vehicles will be looking exactly the same as the other. Ironically, interested customers must first pay a pre-order deposit of $250K only to have their cars delivered in the next 3 years.
That’s quite a long wait, don’t you think? We only hope by that time, the GXE won’t be overshadowed by some of the newer EV’s racing to take the lead. As far as we can recall, Tesla did the same thing with the Roadster not too long ago. Since concept cars are very promising, we think that would be enough to keep the excitement going on.