It is now official that the Porsche Taycan electric sports car has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest electric vehicle drift. The popular electric sportscar achieved this great feat by completing 210 laps on a slippery 200-meter-long drift at the Porsche Experience Center in California. Media reports claim that Porsche Instructor, Dennis Retera took the Taycan electric sports car for a 55-minutes spin while covering 25.58 miles (42.171 km) drifting sideways. This amazing continuous drift is the longest to have ever been achieved with an electric car and thus the Porsche Taycan sets a new world record.
Porsche Taycan has recently broken the Guinness World Record for the longest EV drift so far
According to press reports, the RWD version of the Porsche Taycan electric sports car was driven at a 46km/h average speed to set this new world record. When talking about this newly set world record, Dennis Retera, the Porsche Taycan driver, said that it is extremely easy to do a power-slide with the EV when the built-in programs for driving stability are switched off. He further explained that the Taycan had sufficient power all through the drift and it was very stable because of its long wheelbase as well as a low centre of gravity.
Dennis Retera also revealed that the Taycan sports car had “perfect” control all through the Guinness exercise because of the amazing design of its steering and chassis.
Below is a short video containing all the footages which show the entire exercise of drifting the electric Porsche Taycan to set a new world record.
The Porsche Taycan Drifts into the Guinness World Records
As of the time of writing this report, the BMW M5 still holds the record of the longest car drift ever made. The powerful sedan was driven sideways for 8 hours over a shocking 374.17km (232.5miles) to set the world record back in 2017.