We’ve been following the exploits of the Genovation team since they first started electrifying Corvettes starting with a C6 Z06 back in 2015. The company then moved on to utilizing the C7 Grand Sport that drops the LT1 V8 in favor of their “Internal Permanent Magnet Dual Stack Motor” which makes a whopping 800 hp and 718 lb-ft of torque.
The Genovation GXE electric-powered C7 Corvette recently broke its own top speed record in September with superfast 210.2 mph run at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in Merritt Island, Fla.
The team was back in Florida at the end of October to try another run when their use of the runway near the Kennedy Space Center was pushed back until December as the Air Force’s X37B Space Plane used the same runway to land after two years in orbit.
The company originally released a slick video of their record-setting run back in September and over the weekend this new video was posted from the driver’s perspective. With this new video, we can actually listen to the nearly silent car as it goes from 0-210 mph. It’s eerily quiet and I found myself reaching for the volume knob before realizing that the volume was up.
The Genovation GXE utilizes the electric motors with the Corvette’s factory 8-speed automatic transmission to make that speed, but that electric drivetrain drives up the weight to 4400 lbs, nearly 1,000 lbs more than a stock C7 Corvette. But even with all those extra pounds, it’s still faster than the C7 Stingray which has a top speed of 195 mph and it is faster than the new C8 Corvette Stingray which has a top speed of 194 mph.
Genvation has plans to build 75 of these electric Corvettes but you better bring a banker as the cars are being offered for $750,000 each!
[VIDEO] Genovation’s GXE Electric Corvette Broke Its Own Top Speed Record
[VIDEO] Genovation GXE Flogs Their Electric C7 Corvette Around the M1 Concourse
[VIDEO] Genovation GXE C6 Corvette Z06 Breaks Standing Mile and Top Speed Records