Only three months ago, creators of the electric Chevrolet Corvette set a world record run and the ‘Vette, ironically, became the world’s fastest electric car. Now, however, Genovation – who are behind the project, went out even harder and made a whole new record, shattering old 186mph to pieces. World, please say hello to the fastest electric car in the world – the Genovation Corvette.
The official name of the car is the Genovation GXE and it is actually a C6 Corvette with its guts taken out. Genovation, instead of classic LS engine and classic drivetrain, integrated electric propulsion with the 600+hp electric motor. It has the same amount of torques and it apparently sources its power from 44kWh batteries. This is one large battery pack for sure and it can provide a whole lot of power for high-speed runs. The reason for such a battery pack is the fact that Genovation wanted to create a whole pack and start selling electric Corvettes like this. The record run they did at the NASA’s landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida showed that their car has a lot of potential. Now, the Genovation GXE hit the top speed of quite amazing 205.6 mph. Bear in mind that this is arguably more than the newest Lamborghini Huracan can hit. With the 44 kWh battery, the GXE has a range of 130 miles. Not a lot, but better than the Leaf. Now, we are quite curious to find out how much money would the Genovation team ask for such a car.
Considering that the Tesla Model S P90D goes for $120,000 or somewhere along those lines, Genovation may bump up the GXE to $150,000 if they ever decide to sell it that is. For now, they are developing the tech and it seems quite successfully so.