A Chevrolet Corvette modified to run on electric power has set a speed record in Florida.
The Genovation Extreme Electric Car (GXE) now holds the record for the fastest land EV, breaking its own previous record for a street-legal, all-electric car. During supervised tests at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the car reached 205.6 miles per hour.
The International Mile Racing Association certified the record.
Earlier this year, in February, the car set the previous record at 186.8 mph.
The car is a Corvette Z06 that puts out more than 600 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque, thanks to two electric motors that share a shaft. The car also has a battery pack that provides 250 kW of power to each of the car’s two inverters. The GXE Corvette has a weight distribution of nearly 50/50 and a low center of gravity.
The car has a range of 130 miles, and the company is preparing to accept preorders for limited sales in the third quarter of 2016.
“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,” said Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation. “We have managed to create a car that is both exhilarating for drivers and gentle on the environment.”
The company is based in Maryland and was founded in 2007.