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The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has set a new world record for the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car.

12 Jan 2022 | International News : U.S.A

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has entered into the Guinness World Records for setting a new benchmark for the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car.

The all-electric car had covered close to 2,250km in a little over a day, from the lowest point they could access in the U.S.A by car, to one of the highest, stopping only shortly of both humans and the car to recharge.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo climbed a total of 4,842m in just 33 hours when they reached the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado
The starting point for the run was the Eagle Mine in Michigan, where the Taycan's unique combination of all-electric drive as well as its raised ride height and all-wheel drive, allowed it to enter the mine without any modifications and with completely standard road tyres.

With their precise depth measured and verified by specialist surveyors, the team then emerged from the mine just after dawn and began their relentless journey to gain altitude.

Along the way the team encountered sun, rain, snow and ice, fatigue and the ever-present threat that the mountain road and path to their record, would close due to the weather conditions. Three groups of drivers working in tandem took on the driving duties, and the whole attempt was conducted by the book, with separate, sealed GPS devices monitoring their route and altitude throughout, along with an analogue altimeter and witness logs to satisfy the strict Guinness World Records requirements.

When they had reached their final destination - the 4,302m-tall summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado and home to the world-famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb - the car had covered a total of vertical distance of 4,842m in just 33 hours and 48 minutes, securing its place in the record books.

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