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06/24/18
Wolfsburg
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All time record: Volkswagen makes history with the ID. R Pikes Peak

All time record: Volkswagen makes history with the ID. R Pikes Peak
  • 7m 57.148s minutes – Volkswagen’s electric racing car sets a new overall record
  • Romain Dumas betters Sébastien Loeb’s record by 16 seconds
  • ID. R Pikes Peak: the sporty forerunner to the new, fully-electric ID. family

Volkswagen and the ID. R Pikes Peak have made history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driving the 500-kW (680 PS) ID. R Pikes Peak, Romain Dumas (F) defeated a field including cars with conventional drivetrain technology. In doing so, he not only broke the previous record for electric vehicles, but also bettered Sébastien Loeb’s (F) all-time record from 2013 – by a full 16 seconds. Dumas’ new record of 7m 57.148s minutes is now top of the list of Pikes Peak champions, which includes such acclaimed drivers as Loeb, Walter Röhrl (D), Michèle Mouton (F), Stig Blomqvist (S), Nobuhiro Tajima (J) and also Rod Millen and his son Rhys (both NZ).

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