The Porsche Taycan earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records late last year when it set the record for the longest continuous drift in an electric car.
For the purposes of this drifting world record, drifting is defined driving with the wheels at an angle instead of pointed in the same direction of the curve you’re driving on. The driver, Dennis Retera, drove on a 200-meter circle for 210 laps without ever straightening the wheels, ultimately drifting for over 42 kilometers in 55 minutes.
The all-electric Taycan is the first electric car to achieve this feat. Retera drove a Taycan equipped with rear-wheel drive and said that “a powerslide with the electric Porsche is extremely easy” thanks to its low stance and long wheelbase.
The Taycan Turbo S is equipped with a powerful 800-volt battery that puts out 750 horsepower, allowing the car to reach 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. It has a top track speed of 161 mph and a driving range of up to 201 miles.
Porsche has stocked the Taycan with innovative tech for the best possible driving dynamics, like its Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors, overboost activated with Launch Control for faster acceleration, and the Porsche Active Aerodynamics system with adaptive rear spoiler. The Taycan also comes with special Surface Coated Brakes or lightweight Ceramic Composite Brakes for optimal stopping power.
Setting a new drifting world record is certainly not the only impressive thing the Porsche Taycan can do. Visit Gossett Porsche in Memphis, Tennessee, to learn more about this incredible, high-performance electric car.