Genovation’s Street Legal GXE Electric Corvette Lands In LA With 800hp

Genovation Cars has brought its fully electric 220 mph GXE supercar to this year’s LA Auto Show, following its CES 2018 reveal from earlier this year.

Since then, the GXE has gone on to earn a Guinness Book of World Records title for a street legal electric car with a speed of 190.48 mph (306.5 km/h) in the standing mile. The GXE is also the first street legal electric car to hit a top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h), although the automaker says it can actually do 220 mph (354 km/h).

“We’re excited to continue the momentum we’ve established with our participation at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show,” stated Genovation Cars CEO, Andrew Saul. “The GXE has received a very positive response wherever we’ve shown the car and we expect that momentum to continue with our debut in LA. As one of the premier shows in the world, we anticipate our GXE will impress the audience of car enthusiasts coming from a truly international audience.”

Designed, developed and produced in the U.S., the Corvette-based GXE features state-of-the-art batteries, inverters and electric twin motors, for a total system output of 800 horsepower and over 700 lb-ft (949 Nm) of torque. It also has near 50/50 weight distribution, an active programmable suspension, carbon ceramic Brembo brakes, carbon fiber wheels, a 10-speaker JBL stereo, 10.4-inch touchscreen, over the air updates, active aerodynamics and a bespoke cabin.

Buyers will be able to choose between having it with either a 7-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed paddle shift automatic. As for its range, the GXE is said to cover more than 175 miles (281 km) on a single charge, although that’s only if you don’t push the car too hard – it can even hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 3 seconds.

First customer deliveries are scheduled for mid-2019, with production limited to just 75 units.

 

  • Mr. EP9

    Already seen this before. I know the price for this is ridiculous.

  • Dan Neuenswander

    Probably north of $50k, outta reach of most millennials.

  • I’D LIKE TO KNOW WHY IT NEEDS 7/8 GEARS.

    • john1168

      Yeah, I thought that was odd too.

  • DR.FUNK

    How much?
    I like it…btw.

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      The price is around $750,000 and they are planning to build 75 of them. That is a crazy price but it makes sense considering the amount of work/R&D that went into the creating the car. Had they built the actual car and not used a Corvette, it would easily be a couple million doll hairs. That being said, I can’t see how they will sell 75 of these. Despite its impressive electric drive-train, it is still just a Corvette and while its performance numbers are nice, they are not particularly impressive in todays crazy performance market where 4 door sedans like the new M5 can hit 60 in 2.8 seconds. Hell, the ZR1 gets to 60 in 2.8 seconds and it only costs $130k.

  • john1168

    I want to know about the active aero on this and if I could put it on an existing C7.

  • Kaaaarrrrrrrrl

    Looks good except for the tail lights

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