Sebastien Loeb at Pikes Peak - in-car view - video screencap

It's easy to gloss over the new Pikes Peak hill climb record as just another number. After all, we can say Sebastien Loeb did the deed a full minute and a half quicker than anyone else in the history of the race, but the words fail to convey the lunacy and sheer speed of the feat, even bearing in mind that the mountain is now fully paved. To fully grasp the weight of the new record, you have experience the ride from Loeb's point of view. Fortunately for us, Red Bull has been kind enough to release a new video of the record-setting 8:13.878 run shot entirely in-car.

The clip switches between a spoiler-level shot and the view from inside the cockpit, and while the sheer speed is surprising, it's the complete lack of drama on Loeb's part that's the real shocker. The guy looks like he's fetching milk from the market, not destroying reconstructing the definition of what "fast" means when applied to Pikes Peak. Watch the clip below for yourself. If you'll excuse us, we're going to hit the replay button, crank the volume and do our best not to get our faces melted off. We've also thrown in a second behind-the scenes video for your enjoyment as well.