This week, Porsche announced that 16-year-old racer Chloe Chambers clinched the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Vehicle Slalom. Chambers completed the slalom in just 47.45 seconds in a Porsche 718 Spyder on August 21.
The slalom consisted of 50 cones equally spaced at 50-foot intervals over a 2,500-foot distance.
On Instagram, the teen shared her accomplishment, “This journey tested my mental and physical strength…but the hardest part was returning the keys at the end!”
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I just got a Guinness World Records title for the fastest vehicular slalom! I had to race between fifty cones spaced fifty feet apart over a 2500 foot distance. It required speed, but the true test was of precision and endurance. My official record stands at 47.45 seconds, which I set in the amazing Porsche 718 Spyder. This journey tested my mental and physical strength…but the hardest part was returning the keys at the end!! I really appreciate the opportunity and am super proud, not only of myself, but of my team, which includes my coach, Nic Jonsson, my family, and my agent, Suzanne Shriver, who have been there every step of the way. I’d also like to thank Porsche for believing in me! Check out the link in my bio to see the video! 🏎💨
Chambers isn’t new to the world of racing, despite her young age. The teen began her racing career when she was seven-years-old and has since won multiple national races and championships. Recently, she competed in World Kart Association Grand Nationals in July.
The previous record for Fastest Vehicle Slalom, 48.114 seconds, was set by Jia Qiang in December of 2018.
“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 in a statement, CNet reports. “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.”
Watch Porsche’s full story on Chamber’s latest feat below: