In a remarkable feat, the almighty electric powerhouse Porsche Taycan drifted for 42km to slip into to the Guinness World Records™. Porsche instructor Dennis Retera managed to drift 210 laps on a 200m long drift circle at the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) Hockenheimring. It took 55 minutes to complete 42.171km drifting, at an average speed of 46km/h, without the wheels ever pointing in the same direction as the curve. It is noted that the rear-wheel drive version Taycan was used, which is on sale in China.
“When the driving stability programmes are switched off, a powerslide with the electric Porsche is extremely easy, especially of course with this model variant, which is driven exclusively via the rear wheels,” says Dennis Retera, “Sufficient power is always available. The low centre of gravity and the long wheelbase ensure stability. The precise design of the chassis and steering allows for perfect control at all times, even when moving sideways.”
This is good to know, since we will be looking to test drive the Porsche Taycan sometime next month hopefully.
The attempt took place under the supervision of Guinness World Records™ official record judge Joanne Brent on the irrigated driving dynamics area of the PEC. GPS and yaw rate sensors within the vehicle were used for documentation purposes, as was a camera installed on the roof of the track’s control tower, with which the record ride was filmed.
The Porsche Taycan is already a record holder in many other disciplines: whether it is the grueling 24-hour endurance run over 3,425 km on the high-speed track in Nardò; the best time in its class of 7:42 minutes on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife or the 26 sprints from a standing start to 200 km/h at the airfield in Lahr – the record statistics of the first all-electric sports car from Porsche make impressive reading.
With the first all-electric Taycan sports car, Porsche entered a new era in 2019 and, since then, has consistently expanded its product range in the field of electric mobility. The four-door sports saloon is a unique package of typical Porsche performance, connectivity, and complete suitability for everyday use. State-of-the-art production methods and the quality of the Taycan have set the standard in terms of sustainability and digitalization.
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