30 May '18, 6pm

Extreme Downforce of the Volkswagen IDR Pike's Peak Electric Racecar

Extreme Downforce of the Volkswagen IDR Pike's Peak Electric Racecar

VOLKSWAGEN I.D. R PIKES PEAK BREAKS NEW GROUND IN AERODYNAMICS Wolfsburg – In preparation for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2018, the Volkswagen Motorsport team engineered the aerodynamics of the I.D. R Pikes Peak—the brand’s first fully-electric racing car—specifically to tackle the most famous hill climb in the world. The goal at the race, which takes place on June 24th in Colorado Springs, CO, is to break the record in the class for electric prototypes, which currently stands at 8:57.118 minutes. “The start line is located at an altitude just above 9,000 feet, with the finish at 14,115 feet above sea level. The low air pressure up there means that the aerodynamic conditions are different to those at a racetrack on flat land,” explains François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director at Volkswagen Motorsport and the man responsible for developing the I.D. R Pikes P...

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