A new era for Volkswagen in motorsport

Staying committed to its promise of electric vehicles, German car maker VW has just unveiled its fully-electric super sports car, the I.D. R Pikes Peak. With 670bhp, 650 Nm of torque and weighing less than 1,100 kg, the super sports car will take on the iconic Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado Springs, USA, this summer. The goal is to beat the existing record of 8:57.118 minutes for electric cars at the “Race to the Clouds”. To achieve this, the I.D. R Pikes Peak will positively sprint into the future. The car has a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of just 2.25 seconds, making it faster than Formula 1 and Formula E cars.

The I.D. R Pikes Peak was unveiled in Ales, France, before taking to the racetrack for the first time at its roll-out. “Volkswagen’s goal is to reach the pinnacle of electromobility with the I.D. family. As such, Volkswagen’s involvement on Pikes Peak not only sets the trend for our future in motorsport, but is also of great symbolic significance in the truest sense,” said Volkswagen Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with responsibility for Development, Dr. Frank Welsch. World-class driver and defending Pikes Peak champion, Romain Dumas, will be at the wheel of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak for the attempt to break the existing record for electric cars.

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