Boys everywhere grow up loving the sleek and sensual curves of a Corvette. Finally, there’s a Corvette for the environmentally conscious as well—the Genovation GXE Electric Corvette.
Genovation starts with the build by pulling out the V8 from a C7-Gen Chevy Corvette and replacing it with two electric motors. The transmission stays stock, and you can still choose from either automatic or electric. The car stays largely the same. The interior isn’t touched, and the exterior still holds the form that has attracted Corvette lovers for years. The only difference seems to be the wing on the back and perhaps the carbon fibre wheels courtesy of Carbon Revolution.
The biggest difference is, of course, the electric drivetrain. Even with the original transmission still in place, the electric motor tandem pumps out more than 800 horsepower and exceeds 700 lb-ft of torque. That much zip under the hood propels the Corvette from 0 to 60 in about 2.5 seconds. Genovation claims this Corvette is the world’s first street-legal electric car that can go over 220 miles per hour. With batteries capable of 61.6 kWh, you’ll be good for a range of 175 miles.
At long last, you’ll be able to pick up a Corvette that’s good for the environment—that’s if you have an extra USD$750,000 lying around.