It was only last month that Volkswagen's all-electric ID. R Pikes Peak made its ascent record in the iconic mountain. With driver Romain Dumas behind the wheel, the I.D. R made the historic race in just 7:57, crushing the previous record of 8:13 set by Sébastien Loeb on a Peugeot 208 T16 in 2013.
Traveling on the highway at an average speed of 90 mph, the 680- horses of force EV and its trip to the summit of 14,115 feet were captured in the camera from the side, inside the cabin and, as it turns out, in the sky. Now Volkswagen has published the helicopter images of the unit that help to get an even better picture of how impressive Dumas' feat really was.
The video follows I.D. Climb the 12.42-mile mountain road from the top and reveal how exhausting the route is. However, it is clear that Volkswagen chose the right man and machine for the job, as the helicopter struggles to keep up with the car. Through all the turns, curves and closed corners, the I.D. R stays on the right path on his way to the record books.
"I still can not believe that Volkswagen and my name are behind this incredible moment," said Dumas. "Identification: R Pikes Peak is the most impressive car I have driven in the competition, electric transmission means that many things are different and I learned a lot during the project.The team did an indescribably meticulous job, but at the same time relaxed."
Take a look at the incredible images of the previous Volkswagen achievement.
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