Volkswagen smashed the track record at the steep climb Pikes Peak by almost 17 seconds – with the help of an electric car.
Pikes Peak is a 4 300 meters high mountain in Colorado, USA.
Each year anordnads where a competition for cars as well as motorcycles, called the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
the Track is 19,99 km long and involves a climb of 1 440 meters.
the track Record until last week was held by Sébastien Loeb, who in 2013 managed the distance in 8 minutes, 13 seconds and 878 tusendelars second with a custom-built Peugeot 208 T16.
But that record was shattered this year when Romain Dumas, purpose-built Volkswagen I. D.