TodayApril 15, 2022

Genovation design College for Creative Studies

Genovation working with car designers at College for Creative Studies

Genovation Cars Inc., announces a prestigious group of judges that will select the winning design of a reimagined exterior for Genovation’s GXE all-electric supercar, currently holding the world speed record of 211.8mph which was witnessed and certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA).


Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars, Inc.
Julie Barnard, President of Centigrade Inc.
Ken Lingenfelter, Owner and President of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Lingenfelter Motor Sports, and the Lingenfelter Collection
Gordon Platto, Chief Designer for all Ford F-Series trucks
Ed Welburn, General Motors Vice President of Global Design (retired), Movie Executive Producer, Member of the CCS Board of Trustees


The winning design will be judged based on these criteria:

Defines a unique American exotic supercar
Avoids encumbering high-performance aerodynamics
Reflects Genovation’s commitment to innovation, creativity, and cutting-edge electric vehicle technology


The judging panel will select the winning design on September 14, 2020, on the campus of The College for Creative Studies.


First Place: $3,000
Second Place: $1,000
Third Place: $750
Honorable Mention: $250
Honorable Mention: $250
Honorable Mention: $250

“”The Genovation Team is excited to partner with the College for Creative Studies and collaborate with a panel of highly qualified judges,” said Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars, Inc. “We’re excited for the students to present their design concepts.”

“The College for Creative Studies Transportation Design Departments are deeply grateful for this summer’s competition offered by Genovation. As designers, we are so often told that creativity thrives on restriction. The GXE brief, based on an EV powertrain applied to the Corvette C7 platform, gives students the chance to meet this axiom head-on, create an exciting portfolio piece, and come away with a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of the professional design process. The judges for this competition speak to the high level of exposure students receive as part CCS events like this, also the broad appeal that supercars and performance EVs have in the industry as well as enthusiasts and collectors.” Paul Snyder, Paul & Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design.

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 a programmable active suspension, carbon-ceramic Brembo® brakes, state-of-the-art carbon fiber wheels supplied by Carbon Revolution, ultra-high fidelity 10-speaker JBL stereo, a 10.4-inch custom high definition center console touchscreen, and bespoke exterior and interior. The all-electric supercar comes available with either a 7-speed manual – an all-electric supercar category exclusive – or an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.

In normal driving operation, the Genovation GXE delivers a range of more than 175 miles on a full battery charge, imperative to ultra-high performance and efficient daily-driver convenience.

The Genovation GXE will be produced in a limited-edition run of 75 units, with initial customer deliveries scheduled in 2021.


Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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