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