It is rightly said, ‘where there is a will there is a way.’ So if a person has a wish for anything and even though he is too young he can easily achieve it. This goes correct with Sixteen-year-old Chloe Chambers who has recently achieved the 47.45-second run, setting a new benchmark pace in an exercise that tests both driver and vehicle.
The young Chambers now has a Guinness World Records title behind the wheel of a 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder, which was completely stock, right down to its tires. Because her racing experience is mostly in Kart, Chloe had to quickly adapt to driving a car. Nevertheless, she thrived on the challenge, quickly gaining confidence and finding the right balance, in the process opting for a 718 Spyder equipped with a manual gearbox. She beat a record set in China in 2018.
Chambers, who has seven years of racing experience, currently competes in several karting series. “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 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.”
The Porsche Cars North America informed that the course was laid out on an airstrip and consisted of 51 cones equally spaced at 50-foot intervals. Timekeeping of the record run was conducted by Racelogic.
“We couldn’t be more proud that Chloe set the record,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO 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.”
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 line-ups yet created. Using a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated boxer six-cylinder 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 a track-bred Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) setup with adaptive dampers, helper springs on the rear axle and a ride height that is 1.18 inches (30 mm) lower than a standard 718 Boxster or Cayman, making it the ideal candidate to set the new Guinness World Records record.
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