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– Auto Bild Motorsport honours electric prototype as “technological milestone”
– BBC Top Gear magazine praises the ID. R as “template for success at Pikes Peak”

Breath-taking all-time record at the legendary hill climb on Pikes Peak with a pioneering, fully-electric drivetrain and a spectacular look – the Volkswagen ID. R Pikes Peak has already justified the use of many superlatives. The 500 kW (680 PS) prototype sports car has now been crowned “Race Car of the Year” twice – by specialist German magazine Auto Bild Motorsport and by British car magazine BBC Top Gear. This recognition from two renowned and high-circulation magazines follows a year of success on the track. Read More »

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– Electric race car completed test phase in Germany, France and the USA
– Converted Golf GTI TCR as technology carrier at the start of development
– Romain Dumas drove the full 19.99 kilometres at Pikes Peak for the first time in the race

It was all over after exactly 7:57.148 minutes. With Romain Dumas at the wheel, the I.D. R Pikes Peak crossed the finish line in the world’s most famous hill climb. A record-breaking sprint that lasted 19.99 kilometres, preceded by numerous tests over a distance of 4,000 kilometres – spread over six months. Read More »

– Electric racing car comes to iconic event in Jüchen as a double record holder
– Autostadt presents I.D. R Pikes Peak along with numerous racing legends
– Video: development history of the I.D. R Pikes Peak – from the idea to the record-breaking drive

From 03 to 05 August the time has come: the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak will make its debut in Germany at the 13th Classic Days at Schloss Dyck. Read More »

– Route of hill climb in the US state of Colorado between 2,862 and 4,302 metres above sea level, making it a unique aerodynamic challenge
– Open regulations for the development of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car
– I.D. R Pikes Peak generates more downforce than the actual weight of the car Read More »

– Electrically-powered super sports car unveiled: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak
– Volkswagen sets sights on record for electric cars on Pikes Peak
– Huge acceleration: Faster than Formula 1 and Formula E in a sprint

A new era for Volkswagen in motorsport: The brand unveiled its fully-electric super sports car, the I.D. R Pikes Peak, today. With 500 kW (680 hp), 650 Nm of torque and weighing less than 1,100 kg, the super sports car will take on the iconic Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado Springs, USA, on 24 June 2018. Read More »

– Volkswagen is entering the world’s most famous hill climb with a fully electric racing car
– World Endurance champion Dumas has already won the “Race to the Clouds” in Colorado (USA) three times
– The goal on 24 June 2018 is to set a new track record for electric racing cars

Volkswagen is banking on experience for its comeback in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. On 24 June 2018, more than 30 years after Volkswagen last entered the world’s most famous hill climb, Romain Dumas from France will be behind the wheel of the marque’s first fully electric racing car. Read More »

– Rendezvous of champions: Sébastien Ogier back in the Polo R WRC
– Tactical coup: Schrey takes the title in the Golf GTI TCR
– Exciting start: Volkswagen developing electric racing car for Pikes Peak

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Ogier and the Polo R WRC thrill fans in San Marino Read More »

– Aiming to set a record on legendary Pikes Peak (USA)
– Electric prototype with the technology of tomorrow
– Comeback for Volkswagen after more than 30 years

New challenge in motorsport with the technology of tomorrow: Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world’s most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to be at the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA on 24 June 2018. Its goal: to set a new record for electric cars at the finish line which is at 4,300 metres elevation. Read More »

The first-ever electric car to win the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb joins an increasingly strong line-up of innovations and panellists for the International Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference in association with AVL (formerly the Low Carbon Racing Conference).

This cornerstone event returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on Wednesday 13 January 2016. With more than 200 motorsport and automotive delegates from around the world expected to attend, it provides a unique opportunity to set the agenda for energy efficient racing over the next decade.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the central theme of the Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference – ‘The Grid of the Future’ – will explore motorsport’s technological landscape in five and ten years’ time. It will also review the continued and widespread transfer of ‘race-bred’ innovations into parallel industrial sectors and the new business opportunities that such development will unlock. Read More »

– State-of-the-art EV technology also finishes second overallMitsubishi Pikes14 Read More »