The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a classic American race that has history dating back to its first race in 1916. Since its humble beginnings, the PPIHC has grown into a world-renowned race that attracts drivers and spectators worldwide. While last year’s event event was momentous for more reasons than one, this year’s race had to one-up the 2012 event.
Taking place over the weekend, the 91st running of the Pike Peaks International Hill Climb saw the quickest lap ever recorded. While most records are broken by milliseconds or seconds, this record was beat by over 1:30. The previous record was set by Rhys Millen last year in a 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe race car with a time of 9:46.164.
This year’s record set by Sebastian Loeb, who absolutely demolished the record with a time of 8:13.878. Loeb was driving a new Peugeot 208 T16, which laid down 875 hp to the fresh tarmac and also held an average speed of 87 mph. The video of Loeb’s record run can be seen below.