The Porsche Taycan liftback has set the world record for the longest drift in a production electric car. Porsche posted a video of the achievement recorded by the Guinness Book on YouTube.
The record run took place at the Porsche Driving Excellence Center at the Hockenheimring, Germany. The car was driven by professional Porsche pilot and instructor Dennis Retter. The Dutch pilot drove 210 laps in a controlled drift along a 200 m long loop at an average speed of 46 km per hour. The entire ride took 55 minutes.
The absolute record for the longest drifting of any car belongs to the BMW M5 sedan. In 2018, BMW Performance driving school instructor Johan Schwartz kept the vehicle in a controlled drift for eight hours and covered 374.17 kilometers during that time.
During the drift for many hours, the car required five refuelings, carried out on the move. Another M5 matched the sedan with an additional fuel tank, from which the donor pumped fuel into the record car.