GXE Corvette Sets Street-Legal EV Hits Speed Record Of 205.6 mph, Sales Start Soon

JUL 30 2016 BY MARK KANE 16

Genovation eXtreme Electric (GXE)

Genovation eXtreme Electric (GXE)

Genovation once again raised the bar when it comes to street-legal all-electric cars.

The Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE), which previously set record of 186.8 mph, has now improved its top end, up 205.6 mph (330.8 km/h). The result was certified by IMRA.

The GXE itself is a converted to electric drive, Z06 Corvette with 130 miles (209 km) of range via a 44 kWh battery.  Total output of the plug-in Corvette is “in excess of 600-hp and 570 lb-ft of torque”.

“Genovation today announced that it has made history by breaking the land speed record for a street legal all-electric vehicle with the Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE). The GXE reached the record breaking speed of 205.6 mph during supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center, FL. The record was certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA). The previous record, which also was held by Genovation, stood at 186.8 mph.”

“The GXE is a Z06 Corvette that has been re-engineered by Genovation to be a performance driven all-electric vehicle. The GXE includes a state-of-the-art battery management system, inverters, batteries and electric motors that produce in excess of 600-hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. The car has a range of 130 miles during normal driving operation with a near 50/50 weight distribution and is optimized for a low center of gravity. The GXE is truly a performance vehicle that is meant to excite drivers with its speed, responsiveness and efficiency.”

But what we find to be even more interesting news than that of a speed record, is that in the third quarter of this year, Genovation intends to open an order book for limited edition of GXE.

“Genovation is currently in the testing and development phase for its GXE and is planning to begin accepting preorders for limited edition vehicles in Q3 2016.”

Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation said:

“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.”

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16 Comments on "GXE Corvette Sets Street-Legal EV Hits Speed Record Of 205.6 mph, Sales Start Soon"

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How much, oh nevermind.. Just get a Tesla P90DL and done.

The P90DL has a top speed of 155 MPH. Let’s not compare this to a Tesla, it’s two completely different target markets.

Yea, the Corvette is a POS toy, & the Tesla is a real car,

Disappointed to learn that someone is so enamored with the Model S as to dismiss sports cars. To once again remind non-car people: there are cars for transportation and there are cars for fun. There are impractical cars and there are practical cars. Now, sometimes you can have a fun, practical car. But there are always compromises. A Tesla cannot possibly keep up with a true sports car on the track. That is not a bad thing; that is just that the Tesla Model S is not a sports car.

+1 well stated.

I thought Lightning Motorcycle’s LS218 electric motorcycle, which is also street legal, can actually do 218 mph? Which would mean IT, is actually the record holder. By the way, Lightning has been trying to gain supercharger access for some time now. But apparently Elon wants nothing to do with motorcycles.

I think this is limited to “street legal electric cars” – not vehicles.

I was under the impression that EV meant ‘electric vehicle’, not simply electric cars.?

Wow I hope this motivates petrol heads to garage their ICE toys and buy BEV toys.

Yep!?

Yes, but can it tow a big boat, regular Corvettes?

Such a tiny battery. Good luck getting 130 miles of range.

It probably has a very low Cda.

“Such a tiny battery. Good luck getting 130 miles of range.”

44kWh for 130 miles is only 2.95miles/kWh.

Anyone who has driven an EV knows that is easily done.

In fact, even if it only uses 40kW, it is still well within the “normal EV” range.

This car with double amount of kWh is what is expected from the Roadster 2.0
Oh, and half of that price.

” The car has a range of 130 miles during normal driving operation.”

I wonder what it’s range is at 205 mph?
Would it make it’s way back to the start, just over a mile away I wonder…