A Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder has set a new Guinness World Record for the Fastest Vehicle Slalom.
The record was set with 16-year-old Chloe Chambers behind the wheel. Chambers currently competes in a range of karting series’ and the Boxster Spyder she was driving was completely stock, including its tires. During the run, Chambers swerved between 51 cones that were spaced at 50-foot intervals in 47.45 seconds.
“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.”
“We couldn’t be more proud that Chloe set the record,” added president and chief executive 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.”
Driving the Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder is a screaming 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated engine pumping out 414 hp and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. This engine comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, propelling the sports car to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.4 seconds. The Spyder, as well as its Cayman GT4 sibling, are now also offered with an optional PDK.