Auto Shows GXE Electric Corvette Offers 800 hp - and Manual Transmission!

20:26  12 january  2018
20:26  12 january  2018 Source:   autoTRADER.ca

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The Corvette Grand Sport trades its engine and transmission for two electric motors, front and back, that quietly pump out 800 hp at the wheels and The base GXE is offered with an automatic, as one would expect in an electric car. But there is also the option of a seven-speed manual transmission .

Genovation debuted the production version of its C7 Corvette -based GXE at CES 2018 this week. The vehicle features two electric motors under the hood where you’d normally find one of Interestingly, the GXE can be had with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission .

Genovation Cars unveiled a production electrified version of the Chevrolet Corvette with 800 hp - and a manual transmission (!) - at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week.

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Based on a C7 Corvette, the Genovation model is called the GXE, and it takes the vehicle to a whole new performance level - even above the upcoming 755 hp Corvette ZR-1.

Under the hood, the engine is replaced by two electric motors which combinedproduce more than 800 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque in the GXE. It has a top speed of 354 km/h and has a 0-to-96 km/h time of under three seconds.

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that Genovation says the GXE will come with an optional manual transmission if you don’t want the paddle-shifted And the price of this 800 - hp electric Corvette is absolutely astronomical. To make the cost of the GXE more palatable, though, Genovation says it will offer bespoke paint and a

An all- electric Corvette is pretty cool in its own right, but Genovation is going one step further, offering a seven-speed manual transmission in the GXE . The Tesla uses a single-speed reduction gearbox, which offers incredible acceleration but doesn't do much for top speed.

And something that's nearly unheard of with an electric vehicle, the GXE is offered with a seven-speed manual transmission, as well as an eight-speed paddle-shifted automatic.

Genovation says the GXE has a range of 281 kilometres and it uses five battery packs, spread throughout the car, that have a capacity of 60 kWh.

The powertrain is not the only thing that gets a makeover. The rear fascia gets reworked and brings back the circular taillights, there’s a transparent engine cover, Carbon Revolution carbon fibre wheels and an aero kit.

The interior is also modified, with all-new upholstery and a new touchscreen.

It will be available in Canada, the company said, and those interested can make a reservation online. No official prices have been confirmed, but the company has floated an expected price of US$750,000 in its promo videos last year.

Only 75 GXEs will be produced for now, Genovation said, with deliveries expected to start in 2018.

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