What were you doing when you were 16? If you ask us, we were probably just bumming around school waiting for time to pass. For Chloe Chambers though, she can firmly say that she’s now a Guinness World Record holder, which she has done piloting a Porsche 718 Spyder – at an age where most people are just learning how to drive!
The record is for the “Fastest Vehicle Slalom”, which required Chambers to weave through 50 cones at a 50-foot (15.24 metres) interval as fast as possible without hitting any of them. The previous record stood at 48.11 seconds, a time that Chambers matched on her first actual run.
On Chambers’ final run, the 16-year-old girl managed to beat the time by more than half a second, making her an official Guinness World Record holder with a time of 47.45 seconds. Take a bow!
Chloe Chambers, after the run, commented: “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.”
But boy did she handle the pressure well – anyone who’s been on an autocross stage would know how difficult it is to keep the car in balance while weaving through cones, and she even managed it on a completely stock manual Porsche 718 Spyder, down to the tyres.
At the tender age of 16, Chambers already has nine years of karting experience under her belt – finishing top three in over 14 different championships and events, and can now add a Guinness World Record into her list of achievements. There’s no doubt that she will grow into a formidable racer in the years to come.
“We couldn’t be more proud that Chloe set the record,” said President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Klaus Zellmer. “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.”