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EV VW ID R smashes PP record

Ok, here’s the real title: Electric vehicle from Volkswagen, the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car smashes the record.

First thing’s first, Pikes Peak is a century-old race up a hill Colorado that runs 12.4-mile (19.9 km) and has 156 turns. Races up the hill are open to many classes, but all eyes are normally on the open/unlimited class which tends to run some insanely powerful cars. This year however, power was not everything.

Volkswagen CRUSHED the hill-climb all-time record that was set in 2013 by WRC super-God, Sebastien Loeb. He did it in an 875-horsepwoer Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car while Romain Dumas’ car only had only 670-horsepower. Moreover, VW also destroyed the previous 1,595-HP electric car run set by Rhys Millen.

So let’s go through the times. Rhys managed 8:57, Sebastien scored 8:13.878 and Romain, 7:57.148. These 16.5 seconds are a lifetime at this level of competition. How is it that the VW is so fast? The I.D. R is no heavier than a Mazda MX-5, is AWD and is designed with only this event in mind. Also, Porsche helped out a little…

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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