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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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All Electric Corvette

Now... it's not really a Corvette anymore as the powerplant has been completely overhauled and changed into a full electric configuration. But, it's a Corvette body so why not.

It's calld the Genovation GXE and it has just broken the all-electric top speed world record.. which they have set before.. They hit 205mph the first time, and now they've broken it with a whopping 209mph.

They will be selling these vehicles but only producing 75 units. They'll be priced at $750k and require a $250k deposit. They should be shipping around Q4 of 2019.

You can either get it with a 7 speed manual or a 8 speed automatic with paddle shifters. I really wonder what it would be like to row gears in an all electric vehicle.. just sounds like a really weird experience.

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I really think this was posted here before but I may just be losing my head. Nonetheless... I don't like it. Yea they're fast and all but it's a Corvette...not a Tesla or whatever. Needs a V8 or at least some real good noise coming out of that exhaust.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 06:45 PM
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As cool as this is, till the EPA and other agencies want to imprison us for owning big CC, big power engines then i'm sticking to what we all understand a Corvette to be.

During a time when they're trying to phase out big engines the best thing we can do is enjoy these last iterations.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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I can agree with you guys for sure. But like you said, in a time when the V8 will be phased out very soon, having an American V8 is something that I would love to enjoy and even hold on to. I may even think of grabbing a gen1 Viper at some point just to have one of the original beasts.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-22-2017, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some photos and btw it comes with carbon fiber wheels :


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2017, 03:58 PM
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Oh this is going to be interesting, all these years they have been into keeping cool looking engine bays but this time around it will be much different, there's not nearly as many cool things happening to give them that ability when going electric. Not sure what to think about that!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2017, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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The iconic Corvette engine cover is gone completely which is kind of disappointing. I see how the blue LEDs was an attempt to make it look cool and I appreciate it... but I don't really think it cuts it at all.
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