Electric Corvette Breaks Streel Legal Speed Record
Go ahead and chew on this Tesla fans.
The all-electric GXE Corvette prototype from Genovation Cars just hit 186.8 mph in the Standing Mile, earning it the world record for Top Speed Street Legal Electric Car. The previous record was 177 mph, according to a Clean Technica report.
To top it off, the GXE ‘Vette pulled off its record-breaking run in full street mode, with the audio system and the AC running full blast.
The GXE, covered in an earlier reporter here, is based on a 2006 Z06 and is powered by a high-tech electrical system with 19 circuit boards that manage everything from the accelerator pedal position to the electric powertrain to regulating the Corvette’s 44 kWh lithium ion batteries.
During development, Genovation Cars said the GXE Corvette would produce more than 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft. of torque with an estimated O – 60 mph speed in around 3 seconds.
That said, Genovation is now aiming for a 300 mph run in the Standing Mile, which would crack the Guinness record for any street legal car.
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Via [Clean Technica]