See 16-Year-Old Girl Set A World Record For Fastest Slalom Time
03/09/2020: Driver Chloe Chambers achieves a feat behind the wheel of the 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder.
Porsche Cars North America, in support of Chloe Chambers, is proud to announce a new Guinness World Records ™ achievement for the fastest automobile slalom.
Chambers, 16, completed the 47.45 second run on Friday August 21, setting a new benchmark pace in an exercise that tests both driver and vehicle. She pulled off this feat behind the wheel of a 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder, which was completely standard, right down to its tires. Chambers, who has seven years of racing experience, currently competes in several kart series.
“It sounds easy, but it really isn’t – weaving between 50 cones as fast as possible, trying to beat a record time and knowing that I couldn’t hit a single one to make the race count – i ‘ve really felt the pressure, “Chambers told me. “Everything came together on my last round; the car was running great and I found the grip I needed. Thank you to my family and to Porsche for supporting me and believing in me.
Because her racing experience is mainly in Kart, Chloé had to adapt quickly to driving a car. Nevertheless, she was able to rise to the challenge, quickly gaining confidence and finding the right balance, opting in the process for a 718 Spyder equipped with a manual gearbox. She broke a record set in China in 2018.
“We couldn’t be prouder that Chloe set the record,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “On behalf of the entire Porsche family, we extend our sincere congratulations – we are delighted to have been able to support Chloe in her ambitious record attempt and share her relief that it was a success.
Developed by the Porsche Motorsport department, the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder represent the most powerful and engaging variants of the 718 lineup to date. Using a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, the 718 Spyder sends up to 414 hp at 8,000 rpm through a six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels. True to its motorsport roots, the 718 Spyder uses an on-track Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) setup with adaptive dampers, rear-axle assist springs and a 1.18-inch lower ride height (30mm) to a standard 718 Boxster. or Cayman.
The record was broken in August under the supervision of a Guinness World Records referee on a certified course independently measured by a surveyor. The course was laid out on an air track and consisted of 51 cones evenly spaced 50 feet apart. The timing of the record was carried out by Racelogic.