the pilot Leh Keen It set a Guinness world record by accelerating a Porsche Taycan to 165.1 km / h inside an exhibition center in New Orleans (Louisiana, USA). Thus, he would have set the world record for the fastest vehicle speed ever reached in a closed building.
Among the Guinness world records there is a record for the fastest speed for a car inside: until recently, it was 138.4 km / h. The rules, strictly enforced by the Guinness Book of Records, frighten anyone. Careful He had to start and stop his record attempt, all within the building space. It couldn’t be ascent, it couldn’t have a safety net, nor were doors open, so there was no escape route. For this reason, he did not beat the previous record for seven years.
however, Careful She continued her planning enthusiastically. I needed a car that I could trust to break the record: safe in tough conditions, with the best acceleration and, above all, with the best braking. The model that meets these criteria is the Taycan Turbo S, a model with four-wheel drive to maximize stability, powerful carbon-ceramic brakes and the ability to accelerate to 100 km / h from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds.
Choosing the right building was also difficult. The center chosen was the Ernst N.Mural Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Covering over 30 acres, it has the largest exhibition space in the United States, and it’s perfect for the space it has to offer. However, like many other indoor fixtures, the polished concrete surface was like ice when quickly passed.
“I didn’t really appreciate the size of the scoring attempt until my first training. The surface is unpredictable, so you have to totally trust your car. It was really like ice as you walked on the entire throttle as you approached a really solid wall. Suddenly, even a huge space like that. That we had looks very small. ” Careful After trying his standard. “It could feel like the Taycan systems are paying attention, and working to keep me in a straight line. Acceleration with that push on such a changing surface was incredible. I never doubted for a moment that I could do it.”
strategy Leh Keen It consists of step-down acceleration, with a low-speed test run. Stock road tires have been heated up as a precaution. When it was time to break the record, one attempt was enough. “I paused for a moment at the starting line, knowing that I would have to go as fast as I could and stop again, all before reaching the wall that was waiting for me at the end and got full attention. I used the launch control and the Taycan just launched. The sense of speed inside , Even in such a large, massive space. This wall was approaching very quickly. In the end, the Taikan’s brakes were up to the task, “he explained. Careful.