The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak electric prototype took to the infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday and set the overall fastest time for a vehicle to climb the hill. Roman Dumas was the electric prototype’s pilot that set a blistering 7:57.148 up the 12.42-mile. The new record eclipses the previous record by more than 16 seconds.
The overall record before this weekend was set by Sebastien Loeb with a time of 8:13.878 a few years about in his Red Bull Peugot.
Volkswagen initially set out to beat the overall electric time but Dumas’ time was over a minute quicker than the previous record.