Here's a reminder that there will always be a market for the unusual and the extravagant.
The all-electric car, built on a Corvette Z06 platform by Genovation Cars Inc., of Rockville, Maryland, sacrifices nothing for performance, which it extracts from the latest the industry has to offer in battery, inverter and electric motor technology.
Andrew Saul, the company's CEO, said the the car is set up with two electric motors that basically drive the transmission the same way any other motor would drive the transmission in any other Corvette, with a few proprietary tweaks.
Saul said what people can't quite get used to is going 0 to 60 MPH in three seconds with no noise.
He did not mention the cost to the end user, but we think it's a safe bet that it's not competing in the same class as the Nissan Leaf. Saul did point out that those buyers are the "early adopters" of the technology, who will support future research and development, followed by the next generation of improvements in the technology.
The car was on display in the Genovation booth at the electric & hybrid vehicle technology expo, in Novi, Michigan this week.