Electric slide: Porsche Taycan dances to new drift record

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Porsche has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest drift in an electric vehicle. Using an early pre-production version of the rear-drive Taycan, Porsche instructor Dennis Retera took to the 200 m (656 feet) drift circle at the company’s Hockenheimring Experience Center.

For 55 minutes Retera sent the Taycan sideways for 210 laps and covered a distance of 42.171 km (26.2 miles) at an average speed of 46 km/h (28.5 mph).

“When the driving stability programmes are switched off, a powerslide with the electric Porsche is extremely easy, especially of course with this model variant, which is driven exclusively via the rear wheels,” said Retera.

This latest stunt adds to the Taycan’s tally of records including netting the fastest lap for an electric car at the Nürburgring, and completing 26 0-124 mph standing starts at an airfield in Lahr, Germany.

You can watch highlights of the electric slide record in the video below. It’s interesting to see that rather than using another Taycan as camera car, the film crew used a Nissan GT-R!

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