A helicopter view of the new electric car record on Pikes Peak in America is now available on YouTube.
Driver Romain Dumas shattered the five year old record set by Sebastien Loeb by 16 seconds and took 7m 57.148s in the 680ps VW sports car up the 12.42m course overlooking Colorado Springs.
Just 250 days had passed between the announcement of the Pikes Peak project on 18 October 2017 and the record-breaking run on Pikes Peak. The unique demands on the drivetrain technology, batteries and aerodynamics make the I.D. R Pikes Peak an extremely ambitious project.
This only adds to the significance of the new record set by Volkswagen’s electric racing car, which as the sporty forerunner to the I.D. family – the range of fully-electric production vehicles that Volkswagen plans to launch from 2020 onwards – is sending out a powerful message with regard to electromobility.