The Car That Broke the Electric Land Speed Record Is Going Into Production

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By Evan Bleier

 
The Car That Broke the Electric Land Speed Record Is Going Into Production
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14 October 2016

Expected to be available by 2019, the $750,000 Genovation Extreme Electric won't come cheap.

But given the unpredictable nature of future gas prices, it’s possible the all-electric GXE could end up paying for itself ... in about 100 years.

Designed by Maryland-based Genovation to be a production model of the modified Corvette Z06 the shop used to set the all-electric land speed record earlier this year, the new GXE will be a C7 Grand Sport outfitted with a 44kWh battery pack and electric motors boasting 660 thoroughbreds.

The car can do 130 miles on a single charge, and all indications are that it will be able to equal, if not surpass, the first-generation GXE’s record-breaking top speed, according to Electrek.

Genovation will be producing 75 of the GXE models and will customize each to fit a buyer’s individual needs. Getting the ball rolling on the two-year customization process requires a $250,000 deposit and the company anticipates the build will take an additional year.

“We are excited to enter the next phase and begin offering this extraordinary vehicle to discerning customers,” said Genovation CEO Andrew Saul. “This is a truly unique vehicle on a number of fronts, and we are thrilled to be bringing it to market.”

That makes two of us.

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