As of this week, each PARAVAN conversion boasts a remarkable world record. The Space Drive System has demonstrated its exceptional suitability for high altitudes, showcasing its ability to navigate challenging terrains with scree, stones, and ice, as well as handle steep ascents and descents. This achievement was marked by a spectacular record drive up the world's highest volcano, reaching an altitude of 6,734 meters. PARAVAN extends heartfelt congratulations to Roman Dumas and the entire team for this outstanding engineering feat.
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, affectionately named "Edith," carried racing driver Romain Dumas to the astonishing height of 6,734 meters above sea level on the western ridge of Ojos Del Salado in Chile, - the highest volcano in the world and a remarkable achievement and a world record on December 2. This historic feat signifies the highest altitude ever reached by a motor vehicle. Romain Dumas and his team faced extremely challenging conditions, with the air being only about half as thick as at sea level and temperatures plummeting to around 20 degrees below freezing.
Not widely known is the fact that the prototype of "Edith" underwent modifications at the Aichelau mobility forge. Here, PARAVAN experts installed the innovative "Space Drive" steer-by-wire system, developed approximately 20 years ago in the field of mobility for individuals with disabilities. This groundbreaking driving and steering system has empowered over 10,000 people with disabilities to enjoy independent mobility and social participation, making it a crucial technology for autonomous driving. The Space Drive system, with its detailed feedback, played a pivotal role in safely navigating the challenging and almost vertical slopes encountered by Romain Dumas' team in rough terrain.
Congratulations to Romain Dumas and the entire Porsche team! PARAVAN and all our customers are celebrating with us today - because every one of our converted Space Drive vehicles now also contains a little piece of the world record!