At the beginning of the year, a modified electric Chevrolet Corvette made a new world record by reaching a top speed of 300 km / h . The feat was accomplished at the airfield of the NASA Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida . Now, the company behind it, Genovation Cars announces the limited number release of a street legal version of this Corvette, called Genovation GXE. But it will not come cheap.
Electric, Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Z06
The prototype is actually a Corvette Z06 model with an electric power train. At that time, the sport brought a set of batteries that were generating 44kWh and ensured a range of 208 kilometers on a single charge that can generate a power of up to 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque according to Cnet.
This week the manufacturer announced the new generation of electric concept, which is now based on the model C7 Corvette Grand Sport, and will be under the name of "Genovation Extreme Electric GXE" will be in the production line and anyone who wants to get their hand on this powerful electric car can do so. But hurry, cause it the numbers will be limited - 75 to be exact.
The new generation of GXE also produces 44 kWh, but with more aggressive specifications than before. Now the all-electric machine takes less than three seconds to get to 60 mph.
The latest generation electrical system will also consist of batteries and electric motors that together produce an increased power of 660 hp while the torque remains the same . The model also has a range of 208 kilometers away, when used under normal operating conditions. The weight distribution is 50% front and 50% at the rear. The big difference, however, is that now the sport can achieve a "modest" 330 km / h .
The bad news is that the GXE will cost a lot $750,000 and that's even before taxes according to Autoblog. The amount is about 10 times more than the C7 Corvette Grand Sport original.
With the promise of building 75 of these vehicles, Genovation states that each car will be unique since your customers can participate in the design and finishing process.
Anyone interested in purchasing one of these awesome electric cars must make an advance deposit and trust, $ 250 thousand with no taxes on the account of the automaker. This is because the vehicles will only be ready in 2019.
Is the electric Chevrolet Corvette worth it of the price? Check out the video below of the GXE making a beautiful performance and decide.