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The Porsche Taycan has secured a Guinness World Record for the longest drift with an electric vehicle, doing 210 laps on a 200m long drift circle.

30 Nov 2020 | International News : Germany

The Porsche Taycan has entered the Guinness World Records for the longest drift with an electric vehicle. The scene of the world record was the Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) Hockenheimring. Porsche instructor Dennis Retera did 210 laps on the 200m long drift circle without the front wheels ever pointing in the same direction as the curve.

After 55 minutes, he had covered a total of 42.171km. By completing this marathon distance, Retera secured the world record for the longest continuous drift in an electric car, with an average speed of 46km/h. The record was achieved with the rear-wheel drive version of the Taycan.

Porsche instructor Dennis Retera (left), with the record setting rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan, and Guinness World Records official Joanne Brent (right)
"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."

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. The Guinness expert meticulously documented the record with a whole range of technical aids and other independent experts.

Before the test, a local land surveyor measured the 80m diameter area of the PEC with millimetre precision. 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.

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