Corvette manages 209mph without using a drop of petrol

When you think of Corvettes, you tend to think of dramatic-looking two-seat coupes and convertibles fitted with V8 motors and slushy automatic gearboxes. There's a company in America, though, that's set about changing all that.

Genovation Cars, from Rockville, Maryland, is building converted 'Vettes that run solely on electricity. But just because the new cars are environmentally friendly doesn't mean they're slow.