Alès electrified VW: The spectacular prototype for Pikes Peak, The I.D. R

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A murmur went round the specialist audience when Volkswagen unveiled the spectacular I.D. R Pikes Peak in front of representatives of the media in Alès (France). The 500-kW (680-hp), fully-electric prototype for the iconic hill climb on Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs (USA) features a clever balance between power, battery capacity and performance, and lightweight design.

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak now embarks on a very intense test programme before the big day on 24 June 2018, when the super sports car will attempt to break the existing record for electric cars.

Dr. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand : « Volkswagen’s goal is to lead the way in electromobility with the I.D. family. As such, Volkswagen’s involvement on Pikes Peak not only points the way for our motorsport future, but is also of great symbolic significance. »

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