GXE Corvette Achieves 205.6 Miles per Hour in Florida
Genovation said Thursday that its all-electric, Corvette-bodied GXE – the Genovation Extreme Electric car – achieved a record-breaking speed of 205.6 mph during supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing in Florida.
The record was certified by IMRA, the International Mile Racing Association, Genovation said. The previous mark, also held by Genovation, was 186.8 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 in his company’s announcement.
Taking Orders Later This Year
“We have managed to create a car that is both exhilarating for drivers and gentle on the environment.”
The GXE is a Z06 Corvette, re-engineered to be a performance driven all-electric vehicle. The 600-horsepower car has a range of 130 miles during normal driving operation, Genovation says, “with a near 50/50 weight distribution … 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.”
The Rockville, Md.-based company says it plans to take initial orders in the third quarter for limited-edition vehicles.
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