All of the Many Ways VW’s Pikes Peak Run Could Go Wrong

Racing teams are constantly fighting unbelievable odds and insane competition to accomplish wildly impressive feats. And nowhere is that truer than at Pikes Peak.

With the electric car record of 8:57.181 in its crosshairs, Volkswagen Motorsport has gone so far as to invent a new charging system to allow its I.D. R to recharge in the 20 minutes it gets if it has to abort its run because of a red flag.

But there are a lot of things at Pikes Peak that you can’t control, and those...

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