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Porsche 911 achieves new height world record with portal axles!

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Porsche 911 achieves new height world record with portal axles!

This converted one Porsche 911, which began life as the Carrera 4S, has a new one world Record set up by being impressive 6.734 meters climbed above sea level. The vehicle was with Portal axes similar to those of one Mercedes AMG G 63 4×4² equipped, what a Ground clearance of 350 millimeters made possible. To ensure the integrity of the XNUMX in extreme off-road conditions, special ones were also developed Off-road tires and a robust one Underrun protection made from aramid fibers installed. The three-time Le Mans winner Romain Dumas took a seat behind the wheel, protected by Carbon bucket seats and five-point belts. By the way, a key modification for the challenge was the adaptation of the PDK with a shorter gear ratio, which gave Dumas more control at low speeds.

Porsche 911 on portal axles

And another important change was the transition to a Steer-by-wire steering, which, according to Porsche, offered more precise handling on the difficult terrain. And interestingly, the 911 didn't rely on fossil fuels, but was made with them synthetic fuel fueled by renewable energy, water and carbon dioxide. This underlines Porsche's commitment to sustainability. The record run took place on 2. December instead, with the 911 and a support vehicle around 3:30 a.m started and reached the summit of the western flank of Ojos del Salado in Chile at 15:58 p.m. Both teams had to cope with extreme cold and thin air, which is about twice thinner than at sea level.

with 3,0 liter six-cylinder boxer engine

The 3,0-liter six-cylinder engine the 911 normally performs 450 PS, although the performance was probably reduced quite a bit in the thin mountain air. To meet the conditions, the team underwent one two-week acclimatization phase before the record attempt. The impressive success of the tuned Porsche 911 (992) surpasses the previous record set in 2020, when two Unimogs reached a height of 6.694 meters on the same Ojos del Salado volcano. The success of the project demonstrates not only technical prowess, but also the potential of sustainable fuel alternatives.

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Porsche 911 achieves new height world record with portal axles!
Porsche 911 achieves new height world record with portal axles!
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