For those wanting an iconic American sports car with zero emissions, look no further. Genovation, a premier provider of high performance sustainable all-electric automobiles, will convert a brand-new Corvette Grand Sport into an EV for you, mixing state-of-the-art technology with conventional supercar features.
“The Genovation GXE Corvette can go as fast as 220 miles per hour,” said Andrew Saul, founder and CEO of Genovation, “It is continually being tested on the track.”
Lucky owners of the Corvette Grand Sport can drive into Genovation’s shop and have mechanics tear out the internal combustion engine. The vehicle is then retrofitted with state-of-the-art batteries, inverters and electric twin-motors, to achieve over 800 horsepower and more than 700 lb.-ft. of torque. The all-electric supercar is available with either a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission.
The Genovation GXE is one of the few electric cars with a stick shift says Saul, a Tesla S P100 D owner, who notes that due to the active suspension and active aerodynamics the vehicle reacts very quickly – faster than any electric car in the United Sates. The Genovation GXE has an instant throttle engine and boasts a 180 to 200-mile battery range. The custom car shop also adds a roll bar with enhanced traction control.
Saul often gets asks what the Genovation GXE sounds like, to which he responds, “it has a really cool scientific sound.”
Whilst the GXE is charging, its chrome fangs in the front grille glow with various colours of LED lights to indicate the state of the battery charge as well as other LED-lit design elements. Besides the LED fangs, Genovation adds a hood window, carbon fibre side vents, side mirrors, a carbon fibre wing, a carbon fibre diffuser and carbon fibre rear bumper fascia. Saul reports that his engineering staff are working on updating the instrument display that will further differentiate the GXE from a stock Corvette.
Genovation GXE will be produced in a limited run of 75 for the cost of $750,000, with deliveries scheduled for this year. Saul says that he is proud of the Genovation, which will appear on Jay Leno’s Garage.
“We are taking about the driving experience of yesterday and updating it with today’s latest technology,” says Saul, who claims that the GXE will be the fastest electric car on the market and the first street legal car to achieve over 220 mph.