There are world records that show the perseverance and skill of humans and then there are world records in which power of machines is celebrated. But with this new Guinness World Records set by Porsche Taycan, it is marriage of both: skill of the driver + the prowess of the car.
Driven by race car driver Leh Keen, the Porsche’s all-electric vehicle accelerated to 165.2 km/h (102.65 mph) inside an exhibition hall in New Orleans, Louisiana and in the process, became the new Guinness World Records holder for the fastest speed driven by a vehicle in an enclosed building.
It truly is the combination of skills of man and the power of a machine. The driving skill of Keen and the power and safety of the machine, in this case, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
Leh Keen and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S he drove broke the record held by Mikko Hirvonen of Finland set in 2013. Hirvonen set the last record with a speed of 140 km/h (86.99 mph) at the Helsinki Expo Centre, Helsinki, Finland, on February 25, 2013 which has been unchallenged for 17 years until Leh Keen and Porsche Taycan came along.
The new record for “fastest speed achieved by a vehicle indoors” was set on November 18, 2020 at New Orleans Convention Center.
All images courtesy of Porsche AG.