The Genovation GXE All Electric Corvette Z06Are
you ready for a mind bending paradigm shift? The days of the
sweet sounding rumble of untamed American muscle may be numbered. The
Genovation corporation out of Rockville MD. Is working towards that
end. Electric power is a real alternative that is slowly gaining
acceptance. Andrew Saul the CEO of Genovation filled us in on his
companies latests creation, a 2006 Corvette Z06 that is equipped with a
two electric motors that produce a mind boggling 700 horse power and
over 600 foot pounds of torque.
named his creation the GXE Corvette. This technological wonder has a
projected 0 to 60 acceleration time of under 3 seconds and a top speed
of over 200 mph. The two motors are connected to a common drive shaft
and mated to a stock Tremec six speed manual transmission. The
car was designed to have an amazing 50/50 weight distribution. Andrew
said the cars true potential will be revealed when it is tested on the
Nuremberg. The GXE uses innovative heat exchangers to keep the motors
and batteries at near full power through the entire charge cycle. The
energy cells are similar to the battery packs that power the Tesla
Model S. The Tesla is an electric powered family sedan that can go from
0 to sixty in 2.8 seconds. If that doesn't shake you up nothing will.
44 KW hour battery packs on the GXE will yield enough power to motivate
the car for 150 miles of urban stop and go driving. More spirited runs
will deplete the batteries in about 50 miles. When the rocket
scientists at Tesla solve the battery storage life problem gasoline
powered cars will be a thing of the past. Don't roll your eyes, horse
owners had the same negative reaction when they first heard about Henry
Fords new fangled invention, everything changes.
electric Z is equipped with some interesting upgrades that include a
Brembo braking system, adjustable coil over shocks and a 6 KW battery
charger. also has a 6-kW charger. The car also has something called
regenerative braking. This system converts braking kinetic and
stores it as electric energy for later use. The Z utilized an
innovative steering wheel mounted paddle array to allow the driver to
adjust the rate of braking regeneration.
for the bottom line. The GXE is projected to cost out at around
$330k and only $290k if you supply the base Z06. We were told that
Genovation only expects to produce about 200 units with a production
run of 10 units per year.
The Vette Nuts
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