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The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Sets Greatest Altitude Change Achieved by an EV

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo completed the challenge in 36 hours


  • The Taycan Cross Turismo covered a 3-mile altitude climb from the lowest to the highest point.

  • They started in a mine and climbed Pikes Peak.

  • The total journey covered 1,400 miles.


As far as EVs and road trips go, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo must be one of the better choices. Although it may not boast the longest range among EVs, as far as performance and styling go, the Cross Turismo is simply mega. It is with this beautiful car that a team of enthusiasts has set a Guinness world record.

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche

The idea was to cover the greatest elevation change ever in a single drive with an electric car. The team began their journey at Eagle Mine in Michigan some 540.8 metres (1,774.4 feet) below sea level. From there, the Taycan Cross Turismo covered no less than 1,400 miles to reach its final destination, the 14,115-foot (4,302-metre) summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado.

The total altitude change managed by the team and the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo was a now record-setting total of 15,889 feet straight up, or 4,842.967 metres, or just over three miles. The Porsche was flawless despite the challenge and need only 33 hours and 48 minutes including charging time.

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Photo: Porsche

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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