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Volkswagen’s Pikes Peak record run – from all angles

Volkswagen's Pikes Peak record run

Watch Romain Dumas break the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record in Volkswagen’s revolutionary electric racer.

Dumas was at the wheel of the 650PS all-electric ID R prototype specially crafted for the purpose.

Defeating cars powered by conventional engines, his time of 7:57.148 minutes not only smashed the previous record for electric cars, but also bettered the all-time record set in 2013 by Sébastien Loeb by fully 16.730 seconds.

Volkswagen Motorsport has released a video (below) showing the historic run from several previously unpublished perspectives, including onboard footage from the cockpit of the ID R Pikes Peak.

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