VW I.D. R Pikes Peak EV Racer Is Faster Than An F1 Car

Posted: Apr 23 2018, 7:29am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles

VW I.D. R Pikes Peak EV Racer is Faster Than an F1 Car
  • Volkswagen Unveils All-Electric I.D. R Pikes Peak Racer With 680 HP

VW Company claims that its Prototype Racer EV is Speedier than an F1 Automobile

VW is not joking when its company heads made the claim that it wants to make the fastest EV prototype. This challenge is to be overcome on Pike’s Peak. When the “Drivers Wanted” company showed its racer, everything became clear as the light of day.

The actual car is finally here and VW wants to show the world that it is much quicker than a Formula One vehicle. Just one look at this VW I.D. R Pikes Peak car will dispell all doubts about it beating the competition on Pike’s Peak. The symbol “R” is synonymous with performance cars while “I.D.” presents the symbol of Volkswagen’s smart E-technology.

VW has declared its prototype EV racer to have 680 hp. Also, VW I.D. R Pikes Peak produces 479 lb-ft of torque. The weight of this car is less than 2,500 lbs. All these features give all-electric VW I.D. R Pikes Peak EV a 0-60 time of 2.25 seconds—faster than even Formula 1 and Formula E cars.

Although the HP number is not that phenomenal for this vehicle, compared to the winner at Pike’s Peak, the power-to-poundage ratio is what it all actually comes down to.

“Volkswagen’s goal is to reach the pinnacle of electromobility with the I.D. family,” said Dr. Frank Welsch, Volkswagen Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Development.

“The hill climb on Pikes Peak will definitely be a real acid test for the electric drive. Customers have always benefitted from the findings made in motorsport, and we expect to take these findings and use them as a valuable impetus for the development of future I.D. models.”

The fully electric VW I.D. R racer with its lithium-ion battery will appear on Pike’s Peak on June 24th. Volkswagen wants to beat the existing electric car record of 8:57.118 minutes in the annual “Race to the Clouds.”

Until then, VW is waiting with apparent confidence and the world is looking on with suspense. Only time will tell what the outcome of the race will be. Whether the racer will break the previous speed records of F1 cars remains something unknown for now.

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