YouTube channel Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds tested the top speed of the Chevrolet Corvette C7-based Genovation GXE in this video.
This is not the first time we hear about this Genovation project, this American company that essentially takes the skeleton of a Chevrolet Corvette C7 – the one with the engine in the front – and switches it to an entirely electric powertrain.
Although the purists of the American sports car still scream at the scandal of not being able to hear V8 engine roar in the front, the Genovation GXE (yes, that’s its name!) has nothing to envy its thermal engine cousin… except for the guttural sound of its eight-cylinder engine!
And for those who believe that electric cars are not capable of driving at a crazy pace, this video published by Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds shows that it is possible to stand up to some of the best exotic on the planet.
With a top speed of 210 miles per hour (or 337.9 km/h), the GXE is not a turtle, especially since it has to deal with excess weight compared to its Detroit cousin. Indeed, the Genovation’s creation weighs 1 996 kg or about 453 kg more than the Corvette C7 which has recently given way to the mid-engine Corvette C8.
The battery produces a total power of 597 kW (800 horsepower) and a torque of 973 Nm (718 lb-ft) and, unusual, it is paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission of the General Motors Corvette, which means that the driver can change gears himself using the paddles behind the steering wheel.
In comparison, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, the most brutal of the C7s, is also capable of driving more than 210 miles per hour according to GM, a statistic that makes this Genovation GXE all the more interesting, at the same time, at the performance level at least!
Take the time to watch the short video that gives a good overview of the potential of this electric Corvette!