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Here's The Full Video Of Volkswagen's Record-Breaking Pikes Peak Run

A couple of weeks ago, the Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car broke the all-time record at Pikes Peak. It was the first car to ever set a time under eight-minutes, and now there’s a video of the full 7:57.148 run.

This Year's Last Full Run Of Pikes Peak Was A Wild Ride Through Hail, Fog And Snow

Going up Pikes Peak on a nice day at race pace is a feat for the brave, but climbing the mountain in foul weather with poor visibility is pure lunacy. This year, Victor Kuhns was the last person to make it all the way up Pikes Peak before officials paused the race for foul weather and shortened the course, and you…

What It Was Like To See Pikes Peak's Record Get Obliterated By An Electric Car What It Was Like To See Pikes Peak's Record Get Obliterated By An Electric Car

The Germans aren’t exactly known for being laid-back on a good day, but the morning of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was particularly stressful.

Your Ridiculously Awesome Pikes Peak Wallpapers Are Here Your Ridiculously Awesome Pikes Peak Wallpapers Are Here

Pikes Peak has long been one of the most fascinating motorsport venues in the world. It’s still the wild west of motorsport, where budgets, engineering, and driver talent are the main factors in how fast you can go. Ingenuity and engineering are rewarded, because there is hardly a rulebook, there is no balance of…

Taking The Pace Car Up Pikes Peak Is The Best Way To See Exactly How Terrifying It Is Taking The Pace Car Up Pikes Peak Is The Best Way To See Exactly How Terrifying It Is

It’s hard to grasp exactly how crazy the idea of racing up Pikes Peak really is from photos or maps. This year 77 cars and bikes of all shapes and sizes rocketed toward the sky in one of the world’s greatest races, braving steep drop-offs and treacherous bends. But what does that really feel like?

Some Interesting Facts About Volkswagen's Record-Smashing Pikes Peak Electric Race Car Some Interesting Facts About Volkswagen's Record-Smashing Pikes Peak Electric Race Car

Volkswagen took a car to the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the intention of beating the record for fastest electric vehicle up the mountain, but it didn’t just beat that one. It also beat the all-time record—leaving both so far in the dust that all the dust had probably settled by the time they got…

Volkswagen's Electric Car Just Broke The All-Time Record At Pikes Peak Volkswagen's Electric Car Just Broke The All-Time Record At Pikes Peak

Yeah, that just happened. Romain Dumas climbed behind the wheel of Volkswagen’s electric I.D. R and just beat the all-time Pikes Peak record from Sebastien Loeb by setting the first-ever time under eight minutes.

The Raddest Pikes Peak Racer Is A Porsche-Powered Hot Rod That Never Won The Raddest Pikes Peak Racer Is A Porsche-Powered Hot Rod That Never Won

In the late 1970s, Pikes Peak saw an influx of small lightweight open-wheel Neaman-Dreager roadsters powered by Porsche 914 aircooled flat-fours with barely 100 horsepower. These little under-1000 pound cars were taking the fight directly to the larger and more powerful USAC-style front-engine sprint cars and Indy…

A Car Set To Do A Demo Run At Pikes Peak Crashed Before The Race Even Started A Car Set To Do A Demo Run At Pikes Peak Crashed Before The Race Even Started

A Jannarelly Design-1 OSC decked out in “Official Safety Car” branding was set to do a demonstration run between the motorcycle and car run groups at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, but it crashed Thursday afternoon, reports KOAA. The car veered off the road in nearby Colorado Springs and crashed into the…

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Is The No-Nonsense Racing We Deserve The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Is The No-Nonsense Racing We Deserve

A good fictional character once said, “I just wanna go fast.” That’s a noble pursuit, yet when you delve into the world of racing, you come up against so many rules and regulations in most series prohibiting you from so much that you just want to tear your hair out. Not so much at Pikes Peak.

Volkswagen I.D. R Sets Fastest Qualifying Time At Pikes Peak And It May Smash A Record Yet Volkswagen I.D. R Sets Fastest Qualifying Time At Pikes Peak And It May Smash A Record Yet

Volkswagen’s new I.D. R Pikes Peak electric car set an untouchable qualifying time of 3:16.083 today with Romain Dumas behind the wheel, the company announced today. Qualifying only uses the first 5.2-mile section of the course, yet the pace demonstrated today shows that the electric record they want to claim on race…

Here’s How Volkswagen Figured Out Rapid Charging To Race Its ‘Faster Than An F1 Car’ Electric Prototype  Here’s How Volkswagen Figured Out Rapid Charging To Race Its ‘Faster Than An F1 Car’ Electric Prototype 

Electric cars aren’t a new thing at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a 156-turn mountain course where both drivers and automakers go to prove themselves. But running an EV comes with challenges, and Volkswagen had to figure out rapid charging for its 670-horsepower electric prototype in a setting that caters…

Volkswagen Says Its New All-Electric Prototype Racer Is Faster Than An F1 Car Volkswagen Says Its New All-Electric Prototype Racer Is Faster Than An F1 Car

Volkswagen wasn’t kidding around when it said it wanted to take on the record for fastest electric car on the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb—that was obvious when it showed renderings of its “I.D. R” race car. But now the real car is ready to go, and Volkswagen said it’s faster than a Formula One car.

Volkswagen's All-Electric Pikes Peak Race Car Looks Like Something From Our Terrifying Sci-Fi Future Volkswagen's All-Electric Pikes Peak Race Car Looks Like Something From Our Terrifying Sci-Fi Future

Another day, another reminder that our future is straight out of a sci-fi movie. This Volkswagen race car looks beamed in from a not-so-distant future where the rich zoom from place to place in electric supercars with glowing company logos while the rest of us choke on the air quality left by the gas guzzlers of…

Rod Millen's Pikes Peak Celica Is Still Tearing Up Hills Rod Millen's Pikes Peak Celica Is Still Tearing Up Hills

If you’re not yet familiar with Rod Millen’s Leadfoot Festival, you really ought be. In the same vein as Goodwood’s Festival of Speed hillclimb, Rod Millen has crafted his own hillclimb in New Zealand on his own property, which he lovingly refers to as ‘Leadfoot Ranch’.

Volkswagen Is Making An Electric Race Car For Pikes Peak Volkswagen Is Making An Electric Race Car For Pikes Peak

The Pikes Peak hillclimb is one of the most dangerous and challenging events in racing. The course is 12.4 miles long and climbs 4,700 feet to the summit of the mountain at over 14,000 feet above sea level. Volkswagen is making an all-electric race car to compete in the hillclimb next year.

Remembering My Friend Travis Tollett, The First Quadriplegic to Race Pikes Peak Remembering My Friend Travis Tollett, The First Quadriplegic to Race Pikes Peak

Travis Tollett was amazing. I met him my first year at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2010 and we have been friends since. He lost the ability to walk in a racing crash, and when he realized he couldn’t drive anymore, he started co-driving for his friends. At least he still went to the top of the mountain…

Faraday Future's Prototype Beat The Tesla Model S Up Pikes Peak By 23 Seconds

Last year, the Tesla Model S P90D shot up the 12.4-mile, 156-turn Pikes Peak International Hill Climb course in well under 12 minutes and set the record for the fastest “production” electric vehicle on the course. But this year, the long-doubted Faraday Future destroyed its time by more than 23 seconds.

My Salvage Z06 Is The Fastest Corvette Ever To Go Up Pikes Peak My Salvage Z06 Is The Fastest Corvette Ever To Go Up Pikes Peak

“That escalated quickly.” I know it’s a cliché, albeit a fitting one for a hill climb race. But it’s all I could think about after our car—a salvage-title C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 street car transformed into a race car in just a few desperate weeks—not only survived the Pikes Peak Hill Climb but finished just one…

Here’s our man Robb Holland’s finished Pikes Peak salvage Corvette Z06. We’re disappointed he went so conservative on the front splitter, but otherwise it looks incredible.

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