25 Apr '18, 9pm

VW’s All-electric Hillclimb Monster Hits the Racetrack https://t.co/BIe1KyVw7X

THE VOLKSWAGEN I.D. R PIKES PEAK IN ITS ELEMENT: FIRST OUTING IN ALÈS Wolfsburg, Germany – 23 April 2018 – Successful maiden outing: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak completed its first laps at the racetrack in Alès. The fully-electric super sports car, developed for the iconic “Race to the Clouds” in Colorado Springs (USA), will attempt to break the record for electric cars at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June. Between now and then, the spectacular prototype, which generates 500 kW (680 hp) and features a twin-engine powertrain, will undergo a strict programme of testing – initially in Europe, then in the USA. The man in the cockpit for the car’s first outing was Romain Dumas (F), who will also be at the wheel of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak for the record attempt at the end of June. “It was absolutely fantastic to see the completed I.D. R for the fir...

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