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IF YOU like the idea of a

Chevro­let Corvette ZR1, but hate the in­fer­nal racket from its 6.2-litre su­per­charged V8, US com­pany Gen­o­va­tion has you cov­ered with the GXE. It pro­duces its 597kW/949Nm in si­lence thanks to two elec­tric mo­tors pow­er­ing the rear wheels, fig­ures which com­pare nicely to the 563kW/969Nm of the ZR1, which Gen­o­va­tion says is enough to push the GXE to 100km/h in less than three sec­onds and on to a top speed of 354km/h. Un­usu­ally for an elec­tric car, it’s also avail­able with either a sev­en­speed man­ual or eight-speed auto gear­box. Just 75 will be built.

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