Genovation, a startup based in Rockville, Maryland, has earned a new land speed record using a C6 Chevrolet Corvette converted to run on electric motors.Genovation’s Corvette is officially known as the Genovation Extreme Electric, or GXE for short. It’s based on a donor Corvette Z06 and is said to produce in excess of 700 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
The Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE) made history on July 28, 2016 by breaking the land speed record for a street legal all-electric vehicle. 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.