Peugeot disappointed with electric VW I.D R record at Pikes PeakMarch 9, 2019
The French said that the German racing team could drive the track faster.
The German Volkswagen team may have had the best performance last year at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (auto-moto competition on a hill). Having driven the track in less than eight minutes, the electric VW I.D. R also managed to break two more records. This is the first time that a vehicle has been able to make a quick climb uphill at 19.98 km / h. The course is 4,300 meters long and includes 156 turns.
It is noteworthy that the Peugeot racing team, which the VW guys won in their record climb, was not particularly surprised by the electric I.D. R on Pikes Peak.
The French were really disappointed and thought that the German car could do better. In a recent interview with Top Gear, the current boss of Peugeot Sport, Bruno Famin, said that the check in time at 7: 57.148 was a bit disappointing.
Recall VW I.D. The R became faster than the French Peugeot 208 T16 on Pikes Peak for 17 seconds. Although this is an amazing feat in itself, you have to remember that Peugeot’s record run was made five years before the VW performance.
Do Peugeot pilots decide to re-set the Pikes Peak lift record to prove that, as before, the brand is in shape? Mr. Famin said that “it will happen sooner or later, but not at the moment.” He understands that it will take a lot of money to develop a car that will set a new record for Pikes Peak. And apparently now, the French brand has much more important plans that are much more important to fulfill than to beat the record of the guys from VW.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the new Peugeot 208 GTi will compete with the Clio RS, Polo GTI and Fiesta ST for the title of the fastest “baby.”
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