VW/Emotional and functional: the design of the I.D. R Pikes Peak

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– All-electric driven prototype for the most famous hill climb in the world shows technical elements of the future production cars of the I.D. family
– Volkswagen Design team implements project in record-breaking time
– I.D. R Pikes Peak is an extremely emotional interpretation of the electro-mobility issue


Wolfsburg (07 June 2018). Development of the I.D. R Pikes Peak started around seven months ago – a multifaceted challenge, including for the Volkswagen Design team. « We already have a wealth of experience with high-performance cars and with racing cars, but a high-performance prototype like the I.D. R Pikes Peak was a world first for us, » said Klaus Bischoff, Executive Director of Volkswagen Design. « Our task was to transfer the unmistakable style of the I.D. family to such an extreme and emotional racing car. »

The design of the I.D. R Pikes Peak is meant to emphasise membership of the future I.D. family, the series of all-electric powered production cars that Volkswagen will bring to the market as of 2020, at more than first sight only. The chassis design of Volkswagen’s first electric racing car must also provide optimum prerequisites from a technical perspective. « My whole team was motivated to the core by this unusual challenge. We are proud to be part of the team that realised this remarkable project, » said Bischoff.

Close collaboration between designers and engineers
The design development for the racing car participating in the “Unlimited


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