The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Hopes to Set New Electric Records

 - Mar 21, 2018
References: engadget & uncrate
Volkswagen is delivering on its promise of a powerful electric car thanks to the reveal of the I.D. R Pikes Peak. Designed to take on the infamous Pike Peak hill climb, the vehicle is tailor-made for the challenge and combines four-wheel drive with electric power. Internal specs have yet to be released, however if it intends to beat the current Pike Peak hill climb electric record of eight minutes and 57 seconds, it will need to pack quite a bit of power.

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak may not be the most practical vehicle, but this isn't really a concern for VW. The automaker hopes that this new powerhouse electric vehicle will not only achieve a new record on the Pike Peak hill climb, but will also influence further VW designs. The results of this experiment could help VW in creating performance electric cars and would expand the historic automaker's repertoire.