Nine time WRC champion Sébastien Loeb has destroyed the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record in his Peugeot 652kW 208 T16 with a time of 8m13.878s. He beat the existing record of 9m46.181 set by Rhys Millen in 2012, by more than a minute and a half. Loeb’s average speed in this year’s race was 140 kph (87 mph).
Millen was a distant second this year with a time of 9:02.192 in his 2013 Hyundai PM580T, and Jean-Philippe Dayraut of France also topped the previous record with a time of 9:42.740 while driving a 2011 Mini Countryman.
You can see Loeb’s record breaking performance below.