Electric Corvette Sets 205-MPH Speed Record

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.

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The International Mile Racing Association certified the record.

Earlier this year, in February, the car set the previous record at 186.8 mph.

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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.