New world record for the Porsche Taycan Cross Tursimo

Car manufacturers love records. After the longest electric car drift, Porsche beat another with the Taycan, in its Cross Turismo version this time.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo left its mark on everyone when it came out. Versatility, performance, agility… the electric station wagon from Stuttgart impressed the press with its features that took it to new heights. Literally. The electric adventurer station wagon has set a new record certified by the Guinness World Records: it has made the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car. Yes, it may seem like a niche record, but the effort, time and preparation involved is well worth this momentous recognition.

A motivated, experienced and courageous team embarked on a journey from the lowest point they could drive to in the United States to one of the highest. Crossing six states over a vertical distance of just over 4,842.967 meters. The total trip required them to travel 2,253 kilometers between Eagle Mine in Michigan and Pikes Peak in Colorado. The whole trip took them 33 hours and 48 minutes, which was recorded by the Guinness Book organization as a new world record. “It started with a “what if?…”. A passionate project, mixing our love for cars and travel and pushing it to the extreme,” says JF Musial, leader of the team that won the record.

Always higher

“We wanted to drive from the lowest point in America to one of the highest, Pikes Peak, where we spent countless hours filming the famous hill climb. The project was based on a lot of good will and on a car that was quite unique in its various capacities”.

The starting point of the trip was Eagle Mine, which is a nickel and copper mine. It is in fact the only mine in the country where a car can enter to astonishing depths. Thanks to the Taycan Cross Turismo’s zero exhaust emissions and raised suspension, all paired with all-wheel drive, the Porsche was cleared through the tunnel at a depth of 540.8 meters below. the sea level.

Nearly 34 hours later, the team reached their final destination atop Pikes Peak, 4,302 meters above sea level. Three groups of riders working in tandem took the car to the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb which will be held for the 100th time this year. « It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but I guess that’s why it’s a record! » Thanks to the teams at Eagle Mine and Pikes Peak, and Guinness World Records, for supporting what started as a dream and ended up being a reality. Now I need to sleep…a ​​week!”, adds JF Musial.

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