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Volkswagen I.D. R's record-breaking Pikes Peak run - onboard video
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23rd Jul 2018
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Volkswagen I.D. R's record-breaking Pikes Peak run - onboard video

Volkswagen set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb a whole month ago, but onboard footage of Romain Dumas' full run in the I.D. R is only just surfacing. The all-electric racer annihilated Sebastien Loeb's record up the famous Colorado course, completing it in just 7:57.148 – and apparently it could have gone faster, had the high-altitude hillclimb not been cloaked in soupy fog.
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Scott Collie
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Volkswagen I.D. R sets new Pikes Peak record
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24th Jun 2018
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Volkswagen I.D. R sets new Pikes Peak record

Romain Dumas has toppled Sebastien Loeb's record at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, hustling his Volkswagen I.D. R up the 19.99km course in 7:57.148 this morning. That's a full 16 seconds faster than Loeb and his Peugeot 208 T16 managed in 2013, and Dumas actually told reporters he could have gone faster if the clouds cloaking the hillclimb's summit had dissipated.
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Volkswagen Golf twin-engine Pikes Peak racer restored
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30th Apr 2018
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Volkswagen Golf twin-engine Pikes Peak racer restored

Volkswagen has made a lot of noise about its return to Pikes Peak, frequently referencing its history at the legendary Colorado hillclimb. It doesn't own any records at the mountain, and it isn't a frequent competitor – in fact, the company has only entered once. So, what history is there to call on? A team of engineers has lovingly restored it, just in time for Volkswagen's all-electric search for glory at the 2018 Pikes Peak hillclimb.
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Scott Collie
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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: The Experience
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2nd Jul 2013
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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: The Experience

The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has gone down as the fastest year in the event’s 91-year history. Apart from attracting the likes of nine-time World Rally Champion (WRC) Sebastian Loeb, this year’s event saw previous records tumble in nearly all categories, with contestants and fans battling hail, heavy rain and the high altitude to race to the sky.
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Alborz Fallah
Peugeot 208 T16 makes Pikes Peak debut
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14th Jun 2013
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Peugeot 208 T16 makes Pikes Peak debut

The hardcore Peugeot 208 T16 has completed its first official practice session at Pikes Peak ahead of the Colorado hill climb's competitive start on June 30. With nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb at the helm, the 652kW Peugeot 208 T16 completed nine runs up the famous hill climb's 20km and 156 turns over two days of testing.
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David Zalstein