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Volkswagen I.D. R EV demolishes overall Pikes Peak record

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R racer beat set a new overall Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record, racing up to 14,115 feet in a stunningly quick 7:57.148.

The previous overall record of 8:13.878 was set in 2013 by Sébastien Loeb in a Peugeot 208 T16.

This is seriously impressive, though remember, the record will not be officially official until Monday, June 25th, when final times are announced.

The last time Volkswagen raced up the mountain was in 1987, in a unique Group B Golf rally car with one engine powering the front wheels and another powering the rear.

Just a quarter-mile from the finish line, a suspension ball joint failed and driver Jochi Kleint was unable to take the checkered flag.

For its reentry into Pikes Peak, Volkswagen built a prototype EV with 680 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

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