This 800hp electric Corvette will trigger Chevy fans everywhere

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There's much turmoil surrounding the Chevrolet Corvette these days. With the Detroit Motor Show just around the corner, leaks have been slowly spreading of a twin turbocharged, mid-engined Corvette that would blow the legendary recipe of the car wide open.

But at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, a company called Genovation has created something that will hurt the eyes of every Corvette owner around the world.

Behold the GXE - a Corvette C7 that has been stripped of its LT V8 engine. In fact, it lacks any form of internal combustion whatsoever, with a set of twin electric motors powering the car.

The embarrassing thing for the original Corvette is that the electric powertrain makes this C7 much more capable - the company claims 800hp and 700lb ft outputs, leading to 0-60mph in under three seconds and a top speed of over 220mph.

That thoroughly eclipses any road-going Corvette in terms of performance, sticking the middle finger up to supercharged V8s and old American muscle.

Even the 2019 ZR1 can't keep up with the GXE with its LT5 supercharged V8 spitting out 755hp. That will see the track-focussed brute up to 212mph, although it probably makes one hell of a soundtrack in doing so.

On top of the running gear, the GXE features a huge rear wing, a sizeable rear diffuser and carbon fibre wheels, all of which contribute towards a colossal price tag of $750,000 (£553,000).

Although that sounds completely ridiculous, each car is built to a customers bespoke specification and features "state-of-the-art batteries, inverters and electric twin-motors". The electrical bits sit where the V8 used to be housed, further sticking it to any muscle car faithfuls.

When driven 'normally', the GXE is capable of achieving a 175-mile range and considering only 75 are due to be produced, this could be the ultimate electric supercar for the mega rich. Rimac and Tesla probably won't be too worried considering the bespoke nature of the car, but it's startling to see a tech firm produce such manic numbers from a musclecar benchmark.

What do you think about this Corvette EV? Is it sacrilege or do you respect their bravery? Tell us what you think below!

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  • Wow the video really puts this in prospect here you have a fast elec car WITH six transmission manual gearbox so cool

    6 months ago
  • Shaving two seconds off the 60 mph. Then it’s a corvolt.

    6 months ago
  • This hurts my soul in so many ways.

    9 months ago
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    • Totally agree, what a shame. And 750k$ serious? Would definitely go for a Rimac Concept One, designed and build to be a electrical hypercar (ask Hammond)!

      8 months ago
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  • That picture of the engine bay hurts my soul. What a shame... I'm not a Corvette fan by any margin (always coveted the Viper) but that's just a travesty.

    9 months ago
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  • $750k should warrant a custom body, not something that could be mistaken for a $50k vehicle anyone's neighbor could own.

    9 months ago
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