The Corvette name is synonymous with sleek styling, smooth handling, and the raw power of an American-built sports car. Anyone who finds themselves behind the wheel of one of these beautiful rides is surely a lucky – and affluent – driver. This Chevrolet brand is one of their biggest money-makers, and serves as a great creative outlet for their engineering team. With sports cars like Corvettes, there are far fewer limits on mechanical and aesthetic decisions involving cost or design. This is especially important for their division Corvette Racing – they keep Chevrolet’s hold tight on the global racing market.
Many legendary Corvettes have been released over the years – such as the 60s Stingray, or the coveted C-series cars. These gasoline-powered beasts are what established the brand’s reputation as the powerful American sports cars they are known as today. However, Chevrolet has elected to enter the burgeoning electric supercar scene with the upcoming Genovation GXE Corvette. This new all-electric American supercar will boast more than 800 horsepower, and will be able to hit confirmed speeds of 220 miles per hour. It accomplishes this with a 60kwh battery pack, which will remain charged for 130 miles. Plus, every heavy part (the battery and electric motors) has been arranged to give the car nearly-perfect weight distribution.
Though it marks a significant departure from the traditional Corvette mechanical design, it won’t be left in the dust of similar all-electric cars that are hitting the market in the upcoming year. This is quite important for Corvette Racing as well – with the advent of electric supercars, we are likely to see events devoted solely to these types of vehicles. Corvettes should be in every type of race, as they are some of the best cars in the industry.
The Corvette has a long, interesting history that any auto enthusiast should know more about. After all, any gearhead would want to learn a few things about the quintessential American sports car. If you’re interested in this American sports car company, read on to learn about Twenty Things You Didn’t Know About Corvette.