Maryland-based custom carmaker Genovation set the top speed world record for a road-legal all-electric car, a modified battery-powered Z06 Corvette, reaching the record-breaking speed of 205.6 mph last year.
They have now beaten the record again by a significant margin. The latest version of their all-electric Corvette prototype reached a speed of 209 mph.
The company achieved the speed at Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds located at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility, Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Electric vehicles are known for their impressive acceleration, but less so for their potential top speed, which is what makes this achievement interesting.
Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars, said about the announcement:
“There is talk and there are results. We have the results to prove that electric cars can push the boundaries of performance and speed. We made the GXE the fastest, proven street legal electric super car in the world by using state of the art technology and performance.”
Here’s a video of the record:
The vehicle will be offered with either a 7-speed manual transmission or a paddle shifting 8-speed automatic, which can definitely help reach higher top speeds than single speed vehicles – like most EVs available today.
As we reported last year, Genovation plans to sell the vehicle, called Genovation GXE, for $750,000.
The company is going for exclusivity with only a limited quantity of 75 vehicles and they promised that each vehicle will be unique because they will involve the customers in the individual design and finishing process.
If you want one though, you need to have a lot of trust in the startup since they require to submit a deposit of $250,000 and they don’t expect to ship the vehicle until Q4 of 2019 after a 2-year design period and 1 year build time.