Eat your heart out, Tesla. Genovation Cars has declared its Genovation eXtreme Electric, or GXE, the fastest electric vehicle on the planet.
The GXE, which is built around a 2006 C6 Corvette Z06, has had its small-block V8 power ripped from under the hood, and replaced with state of the art battery management system, inverters, batteries and electric motors that produce in excess of 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.
The GXE cracked 186.8 mph during testing at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds/Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida, besting the previous record of 177 mph by a Finnish prototype vehicle.
“We are thrilled that the result of our development testing led to the setting of this record,” said Genovation CEO Andrew Saul. “Based on our experience so far we believe the car to be extremely robust as we set the record on our first day of testing. We fully expect the car to do a lot more.”
Frugal and fast; the GXE is capable of a 130-mile all-electric range when driving in normal conditions, but it’s clear, the power is always on tap.