The company beat its previous record, which was 209 mph.
Genovation established a new speed record in 2017 for an street-legal electric vehicle. The electrified C6 Corvette reached a speed of 209 mph (336.3 km/h). A production version of the C6 was not released until early 2018. Although deliveries should begin soon, if not, the Genovation car crew decided to make another attempt at breaking records by returning to Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility. They were able to hit 210.2 mph (338.28 km/h).
While there are petrol-powered cars that are quicker than electric ones, Genovation and electric vehicles are more efficient. According to the description of the electric Corvette’s record-breaking run, the crew had to cancel their previous attempt due to rain. Genovation managed to set a new record despite having to battle crosswinds. Genovation appears to be still setting records according to the description.
The GXE’s power comes at the expense of range, just like other electric vehicles. One of 75 cars to be sold to potential customers has a 60-kWh battery that gives the electric ‘Vette an average range of 130 miles (209 km). The twin-motor powertrain produces a staggering 800-plus horsepower (597+ kW) as well as over 700 pound-feet (949 Newton-meters) torque. The car also has a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution.
Genovation’s vague foreshadowing of future records has us curious about what the company is up to. Is the GXE ready to set a faster, higher top-speed record than it already has? Is Genovation moving in a new direction after it beat its previous record? Although it’s difficult to predict, Genovation could be in a different direction now that customer deliveries are scheduled to start in the fourth quarter.