Electric Porsche Breaks World Record With Mine-To-Mountain Drive

Electric Porsche Breaks World Record With Mine-To-Mountain Drive

An all-electric Porsche took an unusual route that started in a mine and ended on a mountain to break the Guinness World Record for the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car.  The German automaker said the Taycan Cross Turismo started its journey at a depth of 1,774 feet below sea level at Eagle Mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and used a ramp designed for mining equipment to return to the surface before crossing six states to the summit of Colorado’s Pikes Peak, at an altitude of 14,115 feet.  The 33-hour, 48-minute journey broke a Guinness World Record by gaining an altitude of 15,889 feet — just over 3 miles.

Photo Credit: Porsche via YouTube screenshot

 

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