The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is a racing event that’s been going on since 1916. It’s a 12.42-mile run that climbs 4,720 feet and serves as a proving ground for carmakers to test the speed and agility of their new vehicles.
Last October, Volkswagen announced that it was building an electric racecar called the ID R Pikes Peak that it hoped would set a new course record. The company revealed the vehicle back in March. Today, the car, driven by Romain Dumas, did just that, blasting up the course at over 90 miles per hour in just under eight minutes.