Electric Volkswagen Golf R will be shown at the GP Ice RaceFebruary 1, 2020
A pair of Beetles ready for the rally are also involved in the GP Ice Race in Austria.
Volkswagen will showcase the all-electric all-wheel-drive Golf R concept car, featuring technology that will serve as the basis for future R Performance electric vehicles at the GP Ice Race in Austria this weekend.
This car will be one of several motorsports cars that Volkswagen is working on as part of the event, which takes place at a frozen airfield in Zell am See. The Golf R concept is described by VW motorsport boss Sven Smiths as “a look into the future.”
The model seems to be the body of a Golf TCR camper, although it is equipped with a new electric all-wheel drive system. VW previously developed a transmission for the 671-horsepower twin-engine ID R hillclimb, launching it in the Golf TCR, and it is possible that this is an updated version of this car.
In the future, Volkswagen has committed to complete only motorsport projects, including the continuation of the ID R project. This car has already set new “electric” records for Pikes Peak, Nurburgring, Goodwood and Mount Tianmen.
It is anticipated that the concept car on the ice race will show a potential drivetrain for the future ID 3 based electric touring car, which could be used in the upcoming E-TCR category. The transmission can also be adopted for the production of high-performance road cars ID R, which is currently being evaluated by the company.
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