This Electric Corvette Z06 Just Set A Land Speed Record (And Beat Tesla)


If electric cars didn't have your attention before they will now.

An all-electric Corvette has broken the EV land speed record for a car. The modified Corvette was built by Maryland-based powertrain specialist Genovation. In order to achieve the record, Genovation started with a 2006 C6 Z06 before modifying it to accept a 44 kWh battery pack and accompanying electric motor. All said and done, Genovation claims its electric Vette produces the equivalent of 700 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, with all the power going to the rear wheels.

Genovation broke the EV land speed record back in March with the same Corvette with a top speed of 186.8 mph over the flying mile. Since then the car has seen a myriad of improvements to make it faster. And according to Genovation, more speed is on the way. Check out the video below for a full breakdown of the record-setting run.

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