Volkswagen ID.R

From Volkswagen’s website:

Volkswagen made motorsport history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June with the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric racing car: French racing driver Romain Dumas took just 7 minutes 57.148 seconds to cover the 19.99 kilometers of the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the 500 kW / 680 PS zero-emission, four-wheel drive racing thoroughbred. No other car has ever made it to the summit faster. Two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the back, plus two battery blocks ensured ideal weight distribution. And the aerodynamic package guaranteed perfect grip. Dr. Frank Welsch, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Technical Development, said: “The I.D. R Pikes Peak is the sporty forerunner of Volkswagen’s I.D. family. Today, we saw what this technology is capable of.”


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