Porsche Taycan Sets World Record DMs With World’s Longest EV DriftPorsche drifted this Taycan for nearly an hour.
- March 17, 2021
- Automakers, Manufacturing, New Models, Porsche Taycan
- Posted by Chante Bourne
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Porsche recently set a new world record for the longest electric vehicle drift. Although BMW still holds the record for the longest drift in a gas-powered car, Porsche took a more eco-friendly spin by attempting it in a rear-drive version of its Taycan EV, which it currently sells in China.
The record was set in Hockenheim, Germany, at the Porsche Experience Center. Instructor Dennis Retera took a wet radius skip pad with a range of 200 meters (about 656 feet) on a Taycan and drifted it for fifty-five mints. Retera covered 25.2 miles, “Without the front wheels already pointing in the same direction of the curve,”. Simply put, he was drifting the whole time.
The new world record of Porsche was set under the supervision of Guinness World Records official record judge Joanne Brent, and GPS and yaw rate sensors were installed in the car to ensure the record was valid. A former drifting champion, Denise Ritzman style=”font-weight: 400;”>, in 2018 and 2019, was also present to make sure that the Porsche Taycan was safe to drive . After all, anyone from outside Porsche had to double-check that this Taycan was not special skunkworks made specifically for break records.
BMW’s recent drift record is 23.35 miles, which is almost ten times longer than the Taycan’s drift. But there’s no way an electric vehicle could drift for that long. Blame the thorny issues of the limited range of an electric vehicle. (to achieve its record-breaking feat, BMW had to find a way to refuel its mid-drift car). Even though the drifting record of Porsche isn’t impressive as BMW’s,
The Rimac C2, Lotus Evija or Tesla Roadster try to set records for “fastest EV.” And you will never know? Perhaps BMW will try to break the record for the longest drift with its upcoming i4 electric sedan. We believe that the battles for the world record between electric vehicles are just getting started.