Porsche Taycan Drifts the Length of a Marathon for New Guinness Record

Mack Hogan
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Photo credit: Daniel Wollstein/Porsche
Photo credit: Daniel Wollstein/Porsche

From Road & Track

The Porsche Taycan is one of the most exciting, balanced, precise high-performance electric cars on sale today. It's not just super quick in a straight line, it's a true sports sedan with incredible dynamics. Now, it's got a world record for drifting to brag about, too.

Specifically, Porsche just set a record for the longest continuous drift with an electric vehicle. To be clear, there was no officially-recognized record for this achievement before—though there was a record for the longest overall continuous drift, set by BMW with an M5 in 2018 with a 51-mile bout of continuous oversteer.

Photo credit: Porsche
Photo credit: Porsche

Porsche didn't top that, but the automaker did get a Taycan to drift for 55 straight minutes. It covered 26.2 miles in that time—the length of a full marathon—oversteering around a wet skidpad at the Porsche Experience Center at the Hockenheimring in Germany. To be precise, Porsche explained that at no point during that trip were the wheels "ever pointing in the same direction as the curve.

Dennis Retera, chief instructor at the Porsche Experience Center Hockenheimring, piloted a rear-wheel-drive Taycan (a model that's currently only available in China) to the new record. The entire thing was supervised and verified by representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records, meaning this is officially the world's longest electric car drift.

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