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Forget Tesla Model S, 2016 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Electrifies’ Crowd

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Mind you, it isn’t the official Chevrolet Corvette, but rather a modified version of one. Apparently, the Genovation GXE (as it’s affectionately being known for) now holds the record for being the world’s fastest street-legal all-electric vehicle. And that’s quite a big deal (especially for some automaker who hasn’t really been widely recognized yet).

The GXE could speed up to 62mph from a standstill in just 2.6 seconds, and with a speed of 220 mph, there’s no big surprise there. Though it’s just a prototype, all-electric version of the Corvette now, it’s made some breaking news ever since it went on to Florida to gather some data on the performance it brings out.

Since the top speed of 186.8 mph was set by the GXE, it’s also worth mentioning that it’s surpassed the previous record of 177 mph, which was set by a Finland-made prototype EV. And more importantly, this shocking result was discovered only on the first day of testing; so we’re bound to see more surprises that follow.

Now, would you want to get yourself one of these GXE babies?

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