Genovation, an engineering skunkworks based in Rockville, Maryland, is working on an electric Chevrolet Corvette called the Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE). The company made headlines earlier in 2016 after initially setting the standing mile record for a street-legal electric car and then the land speed record.
Those records were set using a prototype, based on a C6 Corvette, but now Genovation has given us a first look at the production model that’s due in late 2019. The relatively small crew at Genovation estimates it will require another two years of development before production can start.
The GXE will rely on the current C7 Corvette Grand Sport as its donor but will feature some unique visual treatments to ensure it stands out. You’ll notice the revised front bumper and round taillights. Genovation says it chose the Corvette as the donor due to its lightweight frame but also as a nod to American engineering.