Volkswagen tested on the track 680-hp racing electric carApril 24, 2018
In the summer of 2018 Volkswagen I.D. racing car. R will try to set a record among electric cars in the competition at Mount Pikes Peak
Volkswagen published a video in YouTube, which shows the tests of the electric car I.D. R. In the summer, this car will take part in the competition for climbing Mount Pikes Peak in the US, also known as the “Race in the Clouds.”
Volkswagen I.D. R, presented at a special event in France, received two electric motors, which in total develop 680 hp. and 650 Nm of torque. The mass of the car was only 1100 kilograms. The racing electric car can accelerate from a place to 100 km / h in 2.25 seconds.
In the race at Mount Pikes Peak, which will be held on June 24, the car I.D. R will be run by a two-time winner of “24 Hours of Le Mans” Romain Dumas. Volkswagen hopes to break the record of “Race in the clouds” among electric cars, which at the moment is 8 minutes and 57,118 seconds.