It’s not every day a top speed record is set, and it’s certainly not on the daily an electric vehicle sets one. However, that is the case with the Genovation Corvette GXE.
The Corvette GXE, a C6 Chevrolet Corvette with its small-block heart removed, set a new top speed record for electric vehicles at the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The purely-electric vehicle topped out at an impressive 186.8 mph. And this same vehicle can be driven up to 120 miles on a single charge under “normal driving conditions.”
Genovation Cars has released a mini-documentary on the Corvette GXE, showing the preparations 24-hours before the run, and CEO Andrew Saul speaks a little more on how 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque from the car’s battery system came to be.
If this kind of record becomes a selling point for you, Genovation Cars will happily convert your existing C6 Corvette for $290,000. However, if you’re short a C6 Corvette, $330,000 is the price to pay.