Ushering in a new era of Volkswagen motorsport, the brand unveiled its fully-electric supercar—the I.D. R Pikes Peak in Alès, France. The supercar will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs on 24 June 24, seeking to beat the existing electric car record of 8:57.118 minutes in the annual “Race to the Clouds.”
I.D. R Pikes Peak weighs less than 2,500 lbs and produces 680 hp (507 kW) and 479 lb-ft (649 N·m) of torque, giving it a 0-60 time of 2.25 seconds—faster than even Formula 1 and Formula E cars.
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