Last week, Volkswagen's fully electric became the fastest car ever to complete the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. VW then took its sweet time releasing the footage of the run, which we finally have today.
The helicopter-shot video showcases the 671-horsepower electric race car literally screaming through the serpentine 12.42-mile course that climbs 4,720 feet in. The run bested the all-time record set in 2013 by Sébastien Loeb's 875-horsepower Peugeot 208 by 15 seconds. Gobs of electric torque and a powertrain unaffected by altitude certainly helped.
VW's success at Pikes Peak draws attention to the brand's upcoming electrification push with its range of fully electric I.D. production vehicles, starting with theand in 2020.