Racing Volkswagen I.D. R for the first time in 30 years, drove through Mount Pikes Peak

Racing Volkswagen I.D. R for the first time in 30 years, drove through Mount Pikes Peak

June 4, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen Company conducted the first races of the electric sport prototype I.D. R at Mount Pikes Peak in Colorado. In late June, the French driver Roman Dumas will try to install a new record of passing the track among electric cars. Video with testing I.D. R is published on YouTube channel Volkswagen News.

The last time Volkswagen cars took part in the race at Mount Pikes Peak in 1987. Then the competition involved a twin-engined 600-horsepower Golf. The car could not finish the race, but showed a good time in the initial phase of the race.

Earlier Volkswagen told about the tuning of the aerodynamic components of the new sports prototype: for this the engineers of the sports division of the brand created a scale model of an electric car and blew it in a wind tunnel. Modular design of the prototype body allowed to quickly change individual components and evaluate the effectiveness of their various combinations.

The basis of I.D. R is a carbon monocoque from the sports prototype Norma. Carbon fiber panels are also made of carbon fiber and the aerodynamic plumage of the electric car.

In the movement I.D. R lead two electric motors with a total capacity of 680 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. From a place up to 100 kilometers per hour I.D. R accelerates in 2.25 seconds. The maximum speed is 240 kilometers per hour.

In order to set a new record in the class of electric cars, the car needs to drive the track faster than 8 minutes 57,118 seconds. This time is now recorded for the Latvian prototype Drive eO PP100, Personal Dumas record – 8 minutes 51,445 seconds.