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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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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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Genovation is offering the GXE at CES this year, the first all- electric car with a seven-speed do-it-yourself gearbox. This 800 hp electric Corvette has a manual transmission . Up Next.

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 .

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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