Who needs gas?
Definitely not this electric Genovation GXE Corvette that looks like a ball to drive.
Genovation already set the world speed record for a street-legal all-electric car earlier this year at a whopping 186.8 mph.
After making some more improvements to their systems, the company recently tried again at NASA’s landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and blew that record away, racing to a top speed of 205.6 mph.
“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,” Genovation CEO Andrew Saul said. “We have managed to create a car that is both exhilarating for drivers and gentle on the environment.”
Company officials based the project on a C6 Z06 and kept the six-speed transmission because they want it to be a driver’s car.
They say the two motors make 500 kilowatts, which create more than 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque.
It’s been a challenge for Genovation to put all the pieces of the puzzle together in this engineering marvel, but based on this video, they’ve done a great job.
Says professional driver Johnny Bohmer, the car is very fast, very quick, very responsive.
“When I saw it,” he says, “I realized the machine work alone and the engineering that’s gone into it, Andrew’s picked a top team. You’re really only as good as your guys, and he’s got a really good team. And that transfers into the car.”
In case you’re interested in buying one of these gas-allergic Corvettes, the company says it’s still in the testing and development phase but hopes to start taking pre-orders later this quarter. No word on the cost, but think of all the money you’d save on gas!
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