Electric Corvette Breaks Mile Record With 186.8 MPH Run-Video


Johnny Bohmer, professional driver, and passenger Bob Simpson, EV-Drive co-founder, hit 186.8 MPH down the 1-mile runway at NASA Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The car, a Genovation GXE converted electric Corvette, was deemed the “Top Speed Street Legal Electric Car”.

186.8 MPH Mile Record

186.8 MPH Mile Record

Genovation GXE all-electric Corvette:

  • 0-60 in 3 seconds
  • 200 MPH top speed
  • 700 hp
  • 600 lb. ft. of torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 44 kW/hr battery
  • 150 mile range on a full charge

You can have a Genovation GXE for $330,000. If you supply your own Corvette, it can be done for $290,000.

Autoblog noted:

“A one-on-one match up would be interesting, say, against a certain Zombie 222. Similarly fast – it reached 177.8 mph from a dead stop at the Texas Mile – it would make for a classic confrontation. Genovation vresus Blood Shed Motors; vintage pony car versus modern sportscar; DC drivetrain versus AC, the possibilities are endless.”

The full press release is available at Genovation Cars.

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Genovation GXE all-electric Corvette

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Genovation GXE all-electric Corvette

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Genovation GXE all-electric Corvette

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Genovation GXE all-electric Corvette

Source: Autoblog

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