Genovation to produce Chevrolet Grand Sport C7 EV with whopping $750K price tag

Article by Christian A., on October 19, 2016

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.

Press Release

Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE) car

Genovation today announced that it has begun accepting pre-orders for the next generation Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE) car. The GXE currently holds the world record for the fastest street legal all-electric vehicle, which stands at 205.6mph.

“We are very proud of what we have accomplished with the GXE thus far, pushing the limits for electric-powered cars beyond what most people thought was possible. We are excited to enter the next phase and begin offering this extraordinary vehicle to discerning customers,” said Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation. “This is a truly unique vehicle on a number of fronts, and we are thrilled to be bringing it to market.”

The GXE is a C7 Grand Sport Corvette that is re-engineered by Genovation to be a performance driven all-electric vehicle. The GXE includes a state-of-the-art battery management system, inverters, batteries and electric motors that produce in excess of 660-hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. The car has a range of 130 miles during normal driving operation with a near 50/50 weight distribution and is optimized for a low center of gravity. The GXE will have a unique and stylish exterior made from innovative green composites and custom interior accouterments. The GXE is truly a performance vehicle that is meant to excite drivers with its speed, responsiveness and efficiency.

The GXE will be produced in a limited quantity of 75 vehicles. Individuals that wish to pre-order the GXE can secure their place in line by signing up on Genovation’s web site. They will also be required to submit a deposit of $250,000. The final price for the GXE will be $750,000. Each GXE will be bespoke and unique, based upon the individual customer’s desires. Customers that choose to purchase the GXE can guarantee that their GXE will be one-of-a-kind as it will be based on their individual design and finishing requests.

Genovation anticipates that the first vehicles will be delivered in Q4 of 2019 after a 2-year design period and 1 year build time.

To learn more about Genovation or to place a deposit for the GXE, please visit: http://www.genovationcars.com/

About Us

Genovation Cars Inc. is a Maryland based designer and custom builder of high-performance electric vehicles. Genovation was founded in 2007 with the aim of providing customers fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles that do not compromise the driving experience. Our all-electric vehicles are designed with the driver in mind and offer unrivaled performance along with the latest electric vehicle technology.

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