volkswagen unveils electric racer built to break pike peaks records

volkswagen unveils electric racer built to break pike peaks records

volkswagen unveils its latest motorsport project, the I.D. R pikes peak, an all-electric prototype racing car, designed to compete and hopefully break records in the pikes peak international hill climb. VW’s ambitions suggest the four-wheel drive sports car will pack a generous amount of power however, specs have not yet been revealed.

volkswagen unveils electric racer built to break pikes peaks records I.D. R pikes peak

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we want to be at the forefront of electromobility with volkswagen and the i.d. family,’ explained volkswagen member of the board of management with responsibility for development, dr. frank welsch.competing in the most famous hill climb in the world with the I.D. R pikes peak not only has symbolic meaning, but is also a valuable test for the general development of electric cars.’


the current record for a production-grade electric car stands at 11 minutes and 25 seconds. a feat set by faraday future with a prototype FF91 sedan.

  • It is too slick. It needs to look more like two kids in high school raided a junkyard.


    JimCan says:
  • Probably a stripped out tesla with extra amps
    would give this exorbitant vw a slap in the face

    Minilover says:

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