Electric Porsche Sets World Record in Northern Michigan Mine
An adventurous driving team recently achieved an awesome record-breaking journey that started from the depths of an underground nickel and copper mine in Marquette County and ended on the 14,115-foot-high summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado.
Their goal was to take a Taycan Cross Turismo from the lowest drivable point in America to the highest point.
To achieve their goal, this group of friends had to start their journey at Eagle Mine in the western Marquette County of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. From there they had to travel across a third of the country to end up in Colorado, driving to the summit of Pike's Peak. For those that don't know, Pike's Peak sits 14,115 feet above sea level, which is a 3 mile drive up a mountain.
According to MLive, The German automaker announced Tuesday that a Taycan Cross Turismo entered the Guinness World Record books after setting a new benchmark for the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car.
Creative producer J.F. Musial:
It started as a ‘what if?’ – a passion project, mixing our love for cars and travel and taking it to extremes. We wanted to drive from the lowest point in America to one of the highest, Pikes Peak – where we’ve spent countless hours filming the famous hill climb.
I drove to the summit of Pike's Peak with some friends a couple years ago, it was an extremely intense drive. Once you get to the top, your entire mind and body is out of whack due to the altitude, it was a really weird feeling.
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