Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak – record run, all angles

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NewMotoring : Please, the on-board alone, single-angle would be epic!

Chris Till : It’s a shame the onboard angle isn’t the best but it was really cool to watch Romain using the pedals. I was surprised he was right foot braking but I like it. I just want this car and Pikes Peak itself in GT Sport. I remember my favourite car growing up playing GT 1 and 2 was the Suzuki Pikes Peak car. Now hopefully a new generation of kids will grow up with the ID R Pikes Peak.

TheGerm24 : The car looked like it was going to fly off the mountain on the straight away about 7 minutes through the run. Amazing stuff.

Muffin Racing : The electric motors sound like a haunted house. oooooOOOOOOooo-ooo-ooo

AMWULF GAMING : It really didn't need to take a month to release this....and it's still a bad onboard angle. I've never seen a car company care so little about a record they've broken with this lack of presentation. *BE MORE EXCITED ABOUT THIS FFS.*

eternitynaut : Use a go pro attached to the windshield next year. I understand that the priority was to get the record but it''s 2018, a kid would have recorded this better than grown men paid to do it for a job.

Bryce : R.I.P. Gasoline cars, my next cars will be all electric

V10PDTDI : I wish the speed was showed and RPM too it sounds like in the straits the sound of the drive trains kind of plateau I wonder if it was a perception or the car was still accelerating strong in the strait sections if it really plateau in the straight then they might need a 2 speed gear box next year if they want to go even faster and save some time in the high speed sections.

Mikee CZ : Right foot braking on a two pedal car, interesting. Thanks for the vid

Aaron Greenhill : For those not so interested in the steering wheel and pedals.. can we get a good video?

Dory Sheldan : Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think they verbally mentioned that this was a fully electric car once in the commentary. Just "Volkswagen IDR" and "Roman Dumas". Yeah, the noise kind of makes it obvious if you know what you are listening for, but a casual viewer could walk away from watching this without realizing that this was an electric car.

Antonovich : I know electric cars are the future, but this is so fucking boring! The sound is one of the main things that make racing exciting! There's no engine / exhaust sound, no turbo whistle, no shifting gears, just OOOO-oooooo-OO-ooo-OOOOOOO.

Mochamad Syarief Maulana : You need to do something like Porche did in the 919 Nordscheife record video. Even the camera angles are bad.

Thomas Ploner : Awesome! Where do I get mine?

Mathias Manzl : Vollkommen irre! Und der Ton ist auch geil! Im Auto vl. weniger, aber das Geräusch wenn das Auto vorbeifährt. Einfach nur klasse!!!

Andrew Phillips : The constant helicopter noise ruins this otherwise awesome video. We get it, aerial footage was from a helicopter -- this seems amateur.

Scott S : Air cooled ;)

mattk04 : For all the frustrations that come about from owning VW's, this and other actions like it are why I respect the company and keep buying their cars.

Charlie Lehardy : Obviously, it was a very impressive run. But seriously Volkswagen, you need to take a lesson from Red Bull on how to do camera placement and video production. Their video for Sébastien Loeb was 100 times better than this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y20CLumT2Sg I ignored most of this video because it just wasn't interesting to watch, which is sad because clearly Romain Dumas is a phenomenal driver and the I.D. R Pikes Peak car is amazing. It's just poor videos and production quality that's letting it down.

Curtis B : Awesome. Wish they had included the speedometer reading throughout as you rarely get the sense of the incredible speeds and acceleration from the video.

Cheezy Cheese : What a hell of a ride... WOW and nice driving noise

SpeedFlap : Wahnsinn. Gegen diese Dynamik ist die Formel-E ein langweiliger Schluck Wasser. Bitte VW, wann bringt ihr endlich einen kleinen knuffigen Serien-Roadster und tretet Tesla so richtig in den Hintern? WANN? HABEN-WILL!

Piteng : NICE!! I don't quite understand how this 2,500 lb & 680 hp electric car could beat Loeb's 1,929 lb 875 bhp T16 by a whooping 16 seconds. Incredible.

George Taylor : Rubbish camera angle!

snake plissken : worst cockpit view ever

Jeffrey Leclerc : They cheated at this like they do the emissions tests. Fake news. Buy American.

Mamo : Where's the _real_ video without the commentary and on-board only?

Marie MERCURY Curie : Roman next time you grace us with your presence we're gonna strap a wing kit on that thing and blow the whistle on these aeronautic chumps once and for all. Put blood on it n sail her in. Poseidon bemore you. On that holy grail isht, m.c. 🗝☠💓

Marcel Pfister : Nice onboard...not

bad1080 _ : never forget #dieselgate

G Thomas : Was he sand bagging at the end?

ElroyMcDuff : Congrats VW! I haven't forgotten about "dieselgate" though so I'm done as a customer!

Blame : dissapointed by this video, cockpit cam is absolutely atrocious.

Yvon RÉGNIER : Sorry guys, again a French pilote wins this race!!! 🇫🇷

Robert Rigler : It’s like watching a slow slot car!

André Maccarini : What a terrible onboard camera angle

trogghugger : MPH displayed would have been nice

Redshift : Well some of best footage yet, but still kind of lacking for a new record run like this. At this point I've given up on a hq (forward) pointing onboard. What a shame they didn't document this properly.

Najeeb Sheikh : Terrible on-board angle, and that too, for just the first 3 minutes? What's the point?

veronica sivax : What a borning engine

Erik Tomlinson : Nice to see more angles and some better audio than the original helicopter-only, but it's too bad the TV hosts couldn't resist their usual need to jabber constantly. You could hear them being muted rather than just... you know, not talking about nothing constantly. I guess we can be thankful whoever edited the video muted them. It's unfortunate the in-car view basically provided zero view out the front window whatsoever. Technically you could see something but it was overexposed, making it essentially useless.

protosynthethos design : Holy Macaroni Batman! That VeeDub is quick. My 1st thought is what would be the time if Mercedes put giant wings on their F1 car and let Lewis Hamilton drive up Pikes Peak? The VW would still win.

HiZ RedShift : I know some do but always surprised when I see someone right foot braking- I can't imagine controlling a race car of any type without left foot braking!

Kinkgo : Glückwunsch

Sergio Serrano : So hard for me to get excited about this electric stuff.

Itachi Bruh : Just press the electricity and go. You don’t even have to worry about shifting cause it only has one gear

Andy Kainz : Much better than the chopper only version :)

Gopinath M S : Interestingly the steering had so many buttons but he simply concentrated on his driving and he ripped through the peak without bothering on those buttons

Sebastian Wagner : Let this be a lesson in bad onboard videos. Learn from your mistakes.

Dee Jay : Why isn't the breake pedal on the left?