Genovation set out to create an all-electric vehicle based on the C6 Corvette. It did just that. Then, it set out to claim the electric land speed record. It has now done that, too.
According to Electrek, Genovation tweaked its battery powered C6 Corvette, called the Genovation GXE, and were able to make it go faster. Much faster.
Originally, the GXE hit 186.8 mph, and it has since beat its own record. It set the land speed record by clocking an impressive 205.6 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
“We are thrilled that after setting a record earlier this year, we were able to further enhance the GXE’s performance and break our own record. We have managed to create a car that is both exhilarating for drivers and gentle on the environment,” Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation, said.
The Genovation GXE comes from a C6 Corvette Z06, with its 7.0-liter LS7 yanked out of the hood, and replaced with a 44 kWh battery pack allowing for a range of about 130 miles on a single charge. Genovation states power hovers around 600 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. The company will begin taking pre-orders for its prized possession this fall.