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Watch an Electric Corvette Obliterate Its Own Speed Record

Sometimes being the best isn’t enough. You have to keep pushing, and trying to beat yourself. It’s a mindset that works for Olympic athletes, gearing up for Rio, and also for a small Maryland company that modifies Corvettes.

Genovation takes the iconic muscle cars, rips out the drivetrain, and replaces it with twin electric motors, and 44kWh of batteries down the old transmission tunnel, and where the fuel tanks used to be.

The team was puttering about with its Genovation GXE in February, when it set the speed record for an all-electric, road legal vehicle at 186.8mph, taking them almost by surprise.

They wanted another go, this time turning it up to 11, to see if they could set the record even higher. This is the result.


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