The Porsche Taycan has set a new Guinness World Record. Racing driver Leh Keen recently accelerated the electric sports car to a top speed of 165.1 kph inside an exhibition hall in New Orleans, Louisiana, setting the new world record for the fastest speed driven by a vehicle inside.
In order to set this record, Keen had to follow rules that are strictly enforced by Guinness. For instance, he had to start and finish his attempt at a standstill, all within the space of the same building. There could be no run up, safety net, doors open, or escape route. Because of its difficulty, the record has stood for seven years. Previously, the record stood at 138.4 kph.
Keen chose the all-electric Taycan Turbo S to set this new record, since he needed a vehicle that was surefooted, quick to accelerate, and quick to decelerate, too. This specific Turbo S model came with all-wheel drive, carbon-ceramic brakes, and the ability to accelerate from zero to 100 kph in just 2.8 seconds.
The record-breaking drive was held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre in New Orleans. It has over one million square feet with the largest contiguous exhibit hall in the United States, making it ideal for this task.
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