Porsche Taycan sets new Guinness World Record for the longest drift in an electric vehicle [video]
The Porsche Taycan has set the world record for the longest drifting ever in a production electric car. A video of the achievement, recorded by the Guinness Book, was published on YouTube.
The record-breaking race took place at the Porsche Driving Excellence Center at the Hockenheimring, Germany. The car was driven by professional pilot and Porsche instructor Dennis Retire. The Dutch pilot drove 210 laps in a controlled drift along the 200 m long loop at an average speed of 46 km per hour. The entire ride took 55 minutes.
For the record, a special rear-wheel drive modification of the Porsche Taycan was used, which is currently only sold in China. This car is equipped with a 476-horsepower electric motor on the rear axle and a 93.4 kWh battery, allowing it to travel up to 490 kilometers without recharging.
The absolute record for the longest drift among all cars belongs to the BMW M5 sedan. In 2018, BMW Performance driving school instructor Johan Schwartz kept the car in a controlled drift for eight hours and covered 374.17 kilometers during that time.
During the hours-long drift, the car needed refueling five times, carried out on the move. The sedan was matched by another M5 with an additional fuel tank, from which fuel was pumped to the record-breaking car.