Street-Legal Electric Supercar Hits 190 MPH in Standing Mile
Genovation Cars Inc., will present two prototypes of the GXE at the LA Auto Show, one of the world's largest auto shows, November 28 through December 9, 2018. The all-electric supercar, designed, developed and produced in the U.S., employs state-of-the-art batteries, inverters and electric twin-motors, producing more than 800 horsepower and more than 700 lb.-ft. of torque.
Genovation Cars currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records for a street legal electric car with a speed of 190.48 mph in the standing mile. Genovation also is the first street legal electric car to record a top speed of 209 mph and still retains that record.
"We're excited to continue the momentum we've established with our participation at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show," said Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars, Inc.
"The GXE has received a very positive response wherever we've shown the car and we expect that momentum to continue with our debut in LA. As one of the premier shows in the world, we anticipate our GXE will impress the audience of car enthusiasts coming from a truly international audience,” concluded Saul.
The GXE all-electric power train was designed for maximum performance. The process began with an acknowledgement that no single motor could provide the torque, power and RPM that was needed. Several twin motor approaches were analyzed with the best choice being two motors on a single shaft; a dual-stack.
Next step was to find a pair of commercially available inverters that could power the dual-stack to maximum torque at an RPM the Corvette’s transmission components could handle. Finally, Genovation Cars designed a battery pack capable of providing voltage and current to meet the 250kW of power to each inverter simultaneously.
The GXE was designed from the ground up to have a low center of gravity and near 50/50 weight distribution; a true driver's car. The GXE also comes equipped with an active programmable suspension, carbon ceramic Brembo® brakes, carbon fiber wheels, an ultra-high fidelity 10-speaker JBL stereo, a 10.4-inch custom high brightness touch screen, over the air updates, active aerodynamics and bespoke interior.
The all-electric supercar is available with either a 7-speed manual – an all-electric supercar category exclusive – or an 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission.
The world's first street legal all-electric supercar is expected to exceed 220mph. In normal driving operation, the Genovation GXE delivers a range of more than 175 miles on a full battery charge, delivering on the design imperative of ultra-high performance and efficient daily-driver convenience.
"Presenting the GXE at the LA Auto Show places our product in front of audiences that appreciate both bespoke and high-tech performance automobiles," said John Hill, Director of Sales and Marketing for Genovation Cars Inc. World-class components, custom exterior and interior options as well as optimized chassis dynamics are some of the features of our all-electric supercar.
“Discussions are now taking place with a number of prospects interested in purchasing their personalized GXE. We're looking forward to presenting the car in Los Angeles,” Hill added.
The Genovation GXE will be produced in a limited-edition run of 75 units, with initial customer deliveries scheduled in mid-2019.