Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak

Volkswagen is going to Pikes Peak this year, and it will participate with an electric car. The vehicle is named the I.D. R Pikes Peak. Volkswagen would like to make certain folks understand just how adaptable their future MEB platform, that will be the base for all of its all-electric I.D. vehicles, actually is.

VW is delivering on its promise of an electric car more than powerful enough to conquer the Pikes Peak hill climb. They have officially revealed the I.D. R Pikes Peak, and the style and design is evidently custom-made for the task.

“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.”

Jürgen Stackmann, fellow Member of the Board of Management added: “Pikes Peak is without question the most iconic hill climb in the world. For Volkswagen, it represents a fantastic opportunity to charge the topic of E mobility, both emotionally and from a sporting perspective, thanks to the I.D. R project.”

Volkswagen verified that the I.D. R is going to be four-wheel drive in its release, however the numerous performance numbers and electric battery specs are obviously undisclosed. The vehicle is going to be driven by Romain Dumas, three-time overall winner at Pikes Peak and two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The existing course record for electric vehicles was set in 2016, by mountain veteran Rhys Millen in an eO PP100, achieving a time of 8:57.118.