Watch This Volkswagen I.D. R EV Break Pikes Peak’s Previous World Record

Helicopter-shot video captures the feat in its entirety.

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Just last week, Volkswagen achieved its goal of beating Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’s previous record with a momentous run put forth by its all-electric I.D. R vehicle. Last set in 2013 by Sébastien Loeb’s 875-horsepower Peugeot, VW’s EV racer shredded the 12.42-mile course, racing up a distance of 4,720 feet in a shade over 7:57 minutes — besting the previous record by 15 seconds.

And now, Volkswagen finally released the helicopter-shot video, which at times struggled to visually keep pace with the I.D. R’s breakneck speeds. Check out the video above and see just how the 671-horsepower electric Volkswagen prevailed at the iconic Pikes Peak race — hairpin turns and all.

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