Sébastian Loeb’s 8 minutes 13.878 seconds record-setting run in the 875 hp, 875 kg Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak – which well eclipsed Rhys Millen’s 2012 record time of 9 minutes 46.164 seconds – may well stand unbroken for a good while.

The nine-time world rally champion managed an average speed of 145 km/h over the difficult 20 km, 156-turn Pikes Peak course, and ended up nearly two seconds faster than the theoretical time estimated by Peugeot Sport’s computer.

Nothing like video and onboard cams to show how insanely fast it was, and how supreme the Frenchman is – Loeb says he isn’t likely to attempt to repeat the feat and experience again, so consider this one a special moment, in more ways than one.