Volkswagen ID R Becomes First Ever Car to Run 7 Minute Pikes Peak Time

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Romain Dumas has set an all-out record at Pikes Peak today, running the course in 7:57.148. He becomes the fastest driver ever to run the course in any car and the first driver to run a 7 minute time.

With clouds rolling in over the mountain concerns grew at the base about whether or not a record was possible, but Dumas was allowed to take off just before the worst of the weather hit.

Although the team only set out to break the electric record—a record that Dumas shattered by almost a minute—rumors on the mountain suggested that the VW might be fast enough to break the overall record.

As of publication, the second fastest time for the day is an 8:37.230 in a gas powered Unlimited class car.

The results remain unofficial until tomorrow.

Still, VW Motorsport staff we spoke to just after the race were also impressed by the paradigm-shifting result.

Stay tuned for more coverage from Pikes Peak.

[Photos from the peak courtesy of Jamie Orr]

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Romain Dumas has set an all-out record at Pikes Peak today, running the course in 7:57.148. He becomes the fastest driver ever to run the course in any car and the first driver to run a 7 minute time. With clouds rolling in over the mountain concerns grew at the base about whether or not a […]

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