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Arguably, the most popular and recent news that has caught the eye of car enthusiasts is the Pikes Peak historic hillclimb and the record-shattering performance put on by Romain Dumas, driver of the new Volkswagen I.D.R.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, it’s a racing event that has been going on since 1916 in Colorado Springs, CO. The run is 12.42 miles long and climbs a total of 4,720 feet. It has become one of the most popular spots for carmakers to test the speed and agility of their newer models.
Last October, Volkswagen announced that they were building an elite electric race car to hopefully beat the course record. It is safe to say the Volkswagen I.D.R. did just that as driver Romain Dumas blasted through the course in just under eight minutes. He clocked in at speeds over 90 miles per hour and finished officially with a time of 7:57.148, which is a full 16 seconds better than previous course record-holder Sébastien Loeb dating back to 2013.
We recommend that all our readers go and check out the Volkswagen I.D.R. online and see just how cool this electric race car is. It’s the definition of balance. With a 680 horsepower engine, weight of less than 2,425 lbs., all-wheel-drive, and a mechanical grip, what is there not to love.
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