Veteran stunt driver Terry Grant took the all-electric Porsche on a frozen sea to see how many donuts they would pull off. The area designated was a circle twice the length of the car. The Porsche was a standard production vehicle equipped with winter tires.
The whole process wasn’t smooth sailing, during the attempts, the car stopped midway since the ice thrown around was covering one of the sensors. Grant said that this made the vehicle think it was in some kind of accident, which prompted the car to shut down. Friction from the car’s tires ate into the icy surface making it uneven hence harder to steer through the donuts.
Despite these challenges and the dizziness from spinning the car within a tight circle, Grant and his team managed 69 consecutive spins, effectively setting a new Guinness World Record. The previous record for the most doughnuts done on a wet surface was 62. The Porsche became the first electric car to set a new doughnuts record.
Interestingly, this wasn’t the first Guinness World Record for the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. Earlier this year, it set the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car. The attempt saw the Taycan Cross Turismo going through six states over a vertical distance of over 3 miles (4,842.967 meters), covering a total distance of 1,400 miles (2,253 kilometers) between Eagle Mine in Michigan and Pikes Peak in Colorado.