VW ID R Electric Racer Breaks Pikes Peak 2018 Record

Posted: Jun 25 2018, 12:12pm CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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VW ID R Electric Racer Breaks Pikes Peak 2018 Record
  • Romain Dumas Smashes Pikes Peak 2018 Record with VW I.D. R electric race car

Romain Dumas sets Fastest Record up Pikes Peak with the VW I.D. R Electric Racing Car

By now it has appeared in the media headlines across the world. Romain Dumas has clocked in at a total time span of 7:57:148. This makes him the fastest driver so far who has set a world record up Pikes Peak in a VW electric car.

The average speed at which he whizzed past onlookers was 90.538 miles per hour. About half a decade ago, Sebastien Loeb set the world record in a Peugeot. That gentleman clocked in at 8:13:878.

There are many people who are ignorant of the complexities of Pikes Peak. It is a 12:42 mile race course. Also 156 turns and hilltops are spread out over the expanse of the track. The height to which it reaches is 14,115 feet.

The VW I.D. R vehicle in which Dumas made the record is something which has impressed the onlookers and other people concerned with the racing that goes on at Pikes Peak.

This VW racecar had a capacity amounting to 680 hp and 479 pounds-feet of torque. Electric motors delivered the power and drive to all four wheels of the VW car. The VW was furthermore aerodynamic in its design and weighed approximately 2500 pounds.

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