Battery-Powered Corvette Breaks All the Records

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Electric Cars Are Getting Recognition for Being Ludicrously Fast. Now a Battery-Powered Corvette Holds the Record for Fastest Road-Legal Electric Car in a Standing Mile

New Corvette speed records don’t really get much traction, because they simply happen too often. But this one is a bit different, due to the way this ‘Vette twists its back wheels. Indeed, it’s battery-powered. A company called Genovation Cars is responsible for the incredible engineering behind the records — yes, plural. The car broke the standing mile and top speed records, and put quite a few internal combustion engines to shame in the process.

Two motors power the car, dubbed the GXE. One motor is at the front, and one in the back, but there’s no power sent to the front wheels at all. Rated at 700+ horsepower and 650 lb/ft of torque, it’s enough for the C6 Corvette to surpass the magic 200-mph mark.

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Records set include the standing mile at 190.4 miles per hour, and the GXE topped out at an incredible 209.0. No one is going to call that slow by any means.

It’s not all for show, either. Genovation is planning a production run of electric C7s, which will be equal to, or even faster than, the record-setting car you see here. Range for the 44-kwh powered ‘Vette is estimated at 150 miles, but that’s probably a long reach if you’re going for top-speed runs. They are currently taking orders, to the tune of $750,000 a pop.

Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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