The 16-year-old girl in 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder sets the fastest slalom record
The Guinness World Record has announced 16-year-old Chloe Chambers, a prepared kart driver with seven years of experience, as the new champion for Fastest Vehicle Slalom.
Beating out a past record set in China in 2018, Chambers set another benchmark pace, weaving through 51 similarly divided cones in a lap time of 47.45secs.
Chambers accomplished this accomplishment in the driver’s seat of a 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder, which was totally stock, directly down to its tires.
“It looks easy, but it’s really not – to weave between 50 cones as fast as possible, trying to beat a record time and knowing I couldn’t touch a single one for the run to count – I definitely felt the pressure,” Chambers said. “Everything came together on my final run; the car worked beautifully and I found the grip I needed. Thank you to my family and to Porsche for supporting and believing in me.”
In spite of originating from a karting background, Chambers had the option to rapidly adjust to driving a vehicle, rapidly picking confidence and finding the correct balance, in the process deciding on a manual 718 Spyder rather than a programmed for more straightforward control.
“We couldn’t be more proud that Chloe set the record,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and President of Porsche Cars North America. “From the whole Porsche family we send our heartfelt congratulations – we’re pleased to have been able to support Chloe with her ambitious record attempt and share her relief that it was successful.”
Chambers’ record-breaking run was finished last August on a independently-certified track comprising of 51 cones spaced 50-feet separated.
Automotive technology maker Racelogic took care of timekeeping duties for the run, which was administered by an adjudicator from Guinness World Records.
The 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder that Chambers utilized houses a normally aspirated 4.0-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine that conveys 414hp and 420Nm through a 6-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels.
Significant underside frameworks incorporate a track-bred Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) arrangement with versatile dampers, assistant springs on the back hub and a ride tallness 30mm lower than a standard 718 Boxster or Cayman.