Aerial footage of record-breaking ID R Pikes Peak route

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Volkswagen’s visit to the iconic Pikes Peak hill climb saw the OEM break not only the electric vehicle record for the famous route, but also eclipse the stage time of conventionally powered vehicles too.

Volkswagen has now released helicopter footage of the 680ps all-electric ID R Pikes Peak as it tackles the record-breaking run. Driver Romain Dumas took the vehicle to the end of the stage in 7:57.148 minutes, beating the previous record (set by Sébastien Loeb in 2013) by a full 16 seconds.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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