VW shows video footage of record run up Chinese mountain


Volkswagen has released a 2-minute, 18-second video version of the recent record-setting run up the “Big Gate Road” on China’s Tianmen Mountain by the electric-powered ID.R race car. 

The car, driven by Romain Dumas, sped up the 6.77-mile road with its 99 hairpin turns in 7 minutes, 38.58 seconds. 

Just one of the 99 hairpin turns on the ‘Big Gate Road’ | Volkswagen photo
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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