If you still know a gearhead standing by the equation electric “car = Prius = wimpy,” tell them to buckle up then bust out this video of the all-electric Genovation GXE setting a new world speed record at 186.8 mph this February.
The car is a 2006 Z06 Corvette which was modified to be an asphalt-boiling green beast before being let loose at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida last month for this footage. Auto company Genovation kept the car just this side of street legal with an electric motor and batteries fueling 700 horsepower and 600 foot-pounds of torque.
Impressive as the new record is, its time in the driver’s seat is likely to be a short journey. Auto vendor Rimac is reportedly working on a supercharged fully electric model, the Concept One capable of hitting 220 mph.
And Mitch Medford’s Bloodshed Motors is working on a modified 1972 Datsun called the Zombie 222 they say will reaching similar speeds at The Texas Mile this April.
Even Elon Musk wants to get a Tesla into what he calls “Maximum Plaid” mode of hyper drive within the next four years. Boogity, Boogity, Boogity.
For now, watch the Genovation GXE: