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Genovation debuts its all-electric Corvette-based Supercar with manual transmission

Maryland-based custom carmaker Genovation has been promoting its speed records achieved in an electric converted Corvette over the past year.

Now, they have debuted the final version of their all-electric Supercar, Genovation GXE, at CES this week.

Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars, commented on the debut:

“Our objective is offering a sustainable all-electric high-performance supercar with record-shattering speed capability, paired with ample and efficient range, by harnessing and optimizing the very best of available technologies.”

The company released the production specs of the Genovation GXE:

“Designed, developed and produced in the USA, the Genovation GXE employs state-of-the-art batteries, inverters and electric twin-motors, producing more than 800 horsepower and more than 700 lb.-ft. of torque.  The GXE offers two transmission alternatives deploying power to the rear wheels. Buyers may choose between a seven-speed manual transmission with a conventional clutch pedal – an all-electric supercar category exclusive – and a paddle-shift automatic gearbox. Either transmission enables the GXE to achieve 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and deliver a top speed in excess of 220 mph.”

According to Genovation, the battery pack enables a range of “more than 175 miles ” on a single charge.

Here’s the final design of the vehicle:

The company previously talked about a price of $750,000 per car with a limited-edition run of 75 units, which should start being delivered by the end of the year.

Electrek’s Take

It seems like an excessive price tag for those performance specs. You are going to be able to get 3 Founders Series next-gen Tesla Roadsters for that price, but Genovation might find a few buyers interested in the rare opportunity to have an all-electric vehicle with a seven-speed manual transmission with a conventional clutch pedal.

They could also convince some Corvette superfans, but an all-electric powertrain could be a hard sell for them.

What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

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