The Genovation GXE Corvette, a fully electric car, was first introduced in 2015 at the Battery Show. At the time, the company provided what seemed like a series of very impressive specifications, though many weren’t sure whether or not the car could live up to the hype. Thus, the Genovation was supposed be able to go from 0 to 60 in a mere 3 seconds, and could hit a top speed of 200 miles per hour. And all this was achievable thanks to the 700 electric horse power engine with the capacity to generate in excess of 600 pound-feet of torque.
Again, it all sounded too good to be true. After all, the engine may have sounded great on paper but it was still electric.
However, it seems that the Genovation GXE really does deliver what it promises on paper, as proven in the speed record it set on its first day of testing.
The Electric Corvette Tested at NASA’s Cape Canaveral Facility
The Genovation was tested at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in Florida, at the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility. Yes, the car ate up the same tarmac that space shuttle’s land on, which sounds pretty impressive. The reason the location was chosen is that it’s one of the few places where speed records can be set as it has the right capacity and infrastructure, with its 300-foot wide and 3-mile-long runway.
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Johnny Bohmer, a multi-record holder, drove the Corvette with the project manager and co-founder of EVDrive, Bob Simpson, riding shotgun. Under Bohmer’s skilled hands and feet, the vehicle hit 186.8 miles per hour, which ensures that the Genovation has earned the title of “Top Speed Street Legal Electric Car”, where it can now be found in the IMRA’s (International Mile Racing Association) record book.
The Genovation GXE Corvette beat out a Finnish prototype car for top position, after the latter had hit a speed of 177 miles per hour.
Electric Corvette Being Tested for Performance Improvement
In a press release, the company explained that the test in question was being conducted to improve the performance of the vehicle.
Andrew Saul, the Chief Executive Officer of Genovation, explained that they were extremely pleased with the results obtained during testing and that even though the car set a record on the first day of testing, they are expecting the very robust vehicle to deliver even more impressive results.
Many of those involved in designing and developing the Genovation GXE have also worked on other electric vehicles that have set records. Thus, some of the more important contributors to the creation of this particular vehicle include AMRacing, Rinehart Motion Systems, Stafl Systems and EVDrive.
The Genovation GXE has a range of 130 miles in a regular driving environment and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, VMR wheels are standard on vehicle as well. It has been streamlined for a low center of gravity and, as a result, has a weight distribution of almost 50/50. The vehicle is priced at $330,000, which definitely makes it a luxury vehicle.