For many, as a primary school child, the sole reason for entering the school library was to go through every edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Whether it was the longest wheelie ever or the largest vuvuzela ever created, every world record etched into those books was fascinating and spectacular.
The most recent Guinness World Record set in the realm of motoring was the most consecutive doughnuts on ice. The record now sits at 69 consecutive doughnuts done in a Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.
Piloting the all-electric wagon was skilled stunt driver, Terry Grant. Grant is well-known for his daring stunt driving and notable antics such as navigating a Land Rover while balancing on only two wheels or setting world records for driving a car through the largest loop the loop, Grant is no stranger to setting records for adrenaline-fueled motoring escapades.
The world record for the most consecutive doughnuts done by Grant was a spectacle to behold. The chariot of choice was a stock Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo wearing studded winter tires. The world record attempt took place at the 2022 Race Of Champions event at Site Havsbad in Sweden. A successful donut would have to be a continuous spin within a circle that is twice the length of the car, but no more than that.
The icy terrain hampered the first attempt as the snow was reportedly being kicked up and covered a sensor that resulted in the car shutting down. Grant commented that the sensor could have thought that the car had been involved in an accident and shut the car off. Alongside the unfavorable conditions was the icy surface that had been worn down by the constant friction caused by the tyres. Grant’s tires slowly ate away at the floor causing the area to become uneven and difficult to maneuver.
After numerous attempts and many hours passed, the team successfully managed to set a world record. Prior to this, the world record for the most doughnuts done on a wet surface was 62. This is also the first instance of an EV taking the throne for the most doughnuts done consecutively.
Watch the video below courtesy of Grant’s record setting attempt.