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03:50  30 september  2019
03:50  30 september  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

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Once again the Genovation GXE has broken the record for the world ' s fastest electric car , topping its previous best with revised aero and even more power.

Ask any green car aficionado what' s the fastest electric rubber burner on the market and the loudest answer will come from the Tesla fanbase, in the form Now, there' s also a reason why we mentioned a Chevrolet Corvette in the headline. The GXE is built around a Corvette Z06 chassis, minus the V8

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A new top speed world record has been achieved in whisper silence. That's because it was set by the Genovation GXE, an all-electric 800-plus-horsepower sports car based on the C7 Corvette.

The car re-set its record for the world's fastest street-legal all-electric car, posting a top speed of 210.2 mph, which tops its previous mark of 209 mph. The run was completed on the three-mile runway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with renowned top-speed test driver Johnny Bohmer at the wheel.

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He’ll be trying to set the world record for the fastest , road legal, all- electric car . Built by Maryland based Genovation, the car he' s driving already holds the The car is based on a 2006 Corvette Z06, but the gas guzzling guts are gone. In their place, engineers fitted dual, liquid cooled, electric motors.

a red car © Motor Trend Staff Unlike other recent top-speed runs that went officially unverified, Genovation brought the International Mile Racing Association to record, witness, and certify its achievement.

Eking out that extra click on the speedometer required some notable changes. To reduce drag, the giant rear wing was swapped with a lower-profile spoiler, a smoother aero element took the place of the chin splitter, and the diffuser vanes were cut at a steeper angle. The rake was altered and suspension springs stiffened to prevent the front of the car from dropping too far as speeds increased. Power was increased by an undisclosed amount.

Based on a C7 Corvette Grand Sport, the Genovation GXE replaces the 6.2-liter V-8 with five battery packs optimized for power delivery. The packs are placed strategically in the chassis to support a 50/50 front/rear weight distribution. Those batteries power a pair of 300-kW electric motors turning a single output shaft for power in excess of 800 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque.

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Genovation Cars , a company which engineers battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles , took a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, stripped away its 7.0-liter V8, and The result, which the firm calls its Corvette GXE, now boasts 700 horsepower, 600 lb.-ft. torque, and one very substantial speed record.

The car is , he says, a statement that high performance and electric propulsion are not mutually exclusive. The Battista is not the only hypercar That said, it wasn't a completely clean slate. The carmaker is a spin-off of Pininfarina, the legendary Italian design house that helped take many Ferrari

a red car driving on a road: Genovation GXE Top Speed Record Front © Automobile Magazine Staff Genovation GXE Top Speed Record Front What's maintained from the Corvette—and perhaps critical to enabling this top speed—is the eight-speed automatic transmission (as was fitted on the record car) or seven-speed manual transmission, making it one of very few electric cars available with a three-pedal stick shift.

Carbon fiber is used extensively throughout the car. The front splitter, rear diffuser, and custom rear bumper are all made of the lightweight material. So too are the wheels, which shave some 10 pounds of unsprung mass from each corner. And, of course, the exhaust system was tossed entirely.

Despite the lightweighting, the GXE tips the scales at about 4,500 pounds, about 1,000 more than a standard Corvette Grand Sport—though it's likely the massively increased power output counteracts the extra weight quite effectively.

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Blogs. Jim Motavalli. The World ' s Fastest Electric Car Is a Corvette . Why a Corvette ? “It’s an American icon,” he said. Indeed, but hardly purpose built to be an electric car . The two principal architects of Genovation’s EV, MIT graduate Erik Stafl of Stafl Systems (control electronics) and Bob

That mark makes the vehicle the world ’ s fastest street-legal electric car . More from Robb Report. Genovation’s all- electric Corvette , a modified C7 Grand Sport, sports a breathtaking 800 hp powertrain. All that power comes courtesy of two electric motors fueled by five different battery packs.

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Genovation noted severe crosswinds on the day of the record attempt, which hindered the car's potential. It plans to make another pass soon to chase an even higher top speed. While Tesla and Porsche battle for Nürburgring lap supremacy, the Genovation GXE is enjoying its claim to the title of  fastest road-legal electric car on earth unchallenged.

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