597kW ELECTRIC ’VETTE!
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.