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News This is the Volkswagen I.D. R Electric Pikes Peak Car

This is the Volkswagen I.D. R Electric Pikes Peak Car

Volkswagen’s released a number of I.D. cars over the last 18 months. All have a number of important items in common, namely that they are all electric vehicles and are all beads on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform (modular electric car platform).

This latest I.D. car is, as you can tell from the pictures, a little different. Designed and developed with Porsche’s help, the I.D. R was built with a single purpose: to set an electric car course record at this June’s Pikes Peak event. This race to the clouds brings competitors from the world over in countless categories but the electric cars are gaining lots of traction.

The I.D. R’s specs read as follows: 680 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque, tips the scale at less than 2,500 lbs., AWD with torque-vectoring and will cover the 0-60 mph sprint in only 2.25 seconds.

The current record is 8:57.118, set by Rhys Millen in the eO PP100 in 2016. We’ll find out on June 24th if VW nabs the title and sets a record.

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Matt St-Pierre
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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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