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Porsche cars are built to move and move quicklyBy Product Expert | Posted in Porsche 718 on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 7:19 pm
What is the most maneuverable 2020 Porsche near Newark, DE?
Are Porsche sports cars known for speed? Absolutely. Is that the most important factor that goes into a person choosing the right Porsche vehicle for them? Probably not. So, what is the most maneuverable 2020 Porsche near Newark, DE? Well, 16-year-old kart racing prodigy Chloe Chambers used a 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder to set a Guinness World Record™ for the fastest recorded vehicle slalom. Chambers traveled the length of a New Jersey airport runway, weaving between a line of 50 traffic cones in 47.45 seconds on Aug. 21 with evaluators from the Guinness Book of World Records on hand. Let’s take a closer look at what made this incredible feat possible.
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“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 Porsche press release. “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.”
How was the car modified?
Automakers put their vehicles through performance stunts like the one completed by Chambers all the time. Many of them will tweak the vehicle to make them a little faster, a little lighter and/or a little more responsive. Porsche didn’t need to do any of that for the 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder piloted down that professionally surveyed runway course. Every piece and component of the vehicle Chambers drove was stock, just like a Porsche Delaware customer would find in the Porsche Delaware showroom.
What was under the hood?
The 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder is a very special sports car to be sure. It has a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter, boxer-style six-cylinder engine under the hood that was mated to a six-speed manual transmission. While the 718 Spyder can make up to 414 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque, the slalom isn’t necessarily about power – precision is the name of the game. Of course, a car can only respond to its driver’s inputs – it’s not magic. However, the race track-ready Porsche Active Suspension Management system and its adaptive dampers combined with the lower ride height of the 2020 718 Spyder definitely put Chambers in the best position to succeed in her efforts.
“We couldn’t be more proud that Chloe set the record,” Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, said in the same press release. “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.”
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