A Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo became the first electric car to drive an altitude difference of 4.8 km in one day.
To do this, the German company’s team started from one of the lowest points it could find within the U.S. and drove to one of the highest, the top of the famous Pikes Peak.
The achievement was officially recognized by the Guinness Book of Records, as the trip was overseen by sealed GPS devices and an analog altimeter.
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During the trip the team encountered all the possible weather conditions, and by the time they reached the finish line, at the top of Pikes Peak, the percentage of oxygen in the air had decreased by 40%. The last driver behind the wheel of the Taycan was Dai Yoshihara, winner of his class on the 2020 ascent to Pikes Peak.
Watch the impressive journey through the eyes of J.F. Musial who recorded it on the glass, in the video below.
Video from YouTube channel Porsche