VW electric hypercar is the brand's future
As VW braces for an electric century, the I.D. R Pikes Peak is what its new models will look to.
____________________ It's not the first time we've brought you the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak and it's not the last time that you'll hear about it. Not because we necessarily like over the top electric race cars but because this one is very important.
The Pikes Peak will be the basis on which all future electric VWs are built and, as you can expect as many as 25 all-electric models over the next ten years, that's a whole lot of pressure for one little car even if it is an electric monster.
If you don't know it already or if you're unsure, hear this: Petrol cars will give way to electric cars whether we like it or not, whether it is the best technology available or not and whether or not the world has the infrastructure to cope. This will happen far sooner than we think so the Pikes Peak is very important. Very!
For the biggest car brand on the planet, electric success is essential. So, every model to come must be built on the success of a very successful pioneer. This is that pioneer!
0-100km/h in 2.25 seconds and 500kW are just two of the numbers that we love about it, but perhaps it's this number that's most impressive: 20%. Bear with us a for moment... Now, the Pikes Peak will be built for the famous 19,9 km hill climb race, Pikes Peak in America, where it will look to break the record there. But, during the race, 20% of its energy will be regathered at the wheels from hard breaking, which is nothing short of extraordinary.
Put it this way: Developing and polishing this sort of tech is outrageous. For, if you drive 1000km with numbers like that, essentially 200 km will be free, for nadda my brudda - free kms drawn from the energy of a brake pad.
Say what? It's awesome.
Watch this space. Many people believe that electric cars are boring but they're not. We are in the most exciting motoring time since Henry Ford decided that the automobile should be for the people.
В «Volkswagen Motorsport», наконец, в живую представили свой полноприводный электрический прототип I.D. R Pikes Peak за рулем которого в июне Ромен Дюма будет штурмовать рекорд по подъему на гору Пайкс-Пик для электромобилей: 680 л.с., 650 Нм, легче 1100 кг.
The Lady: Ron's View. For the @jjcommunity forum today, I'd like to share about my friend Ron, whose home overlooked this view. He died suddenly a few weeks ago, leaving a giant hole in our writing and creative community. He lived just like his photos: saturated with life and color, producing gorgeous images of this view, all the beauty that is Colorado Springs, and so many wonders of the world. He always brought a camera to gatherings, recording the joy of his friendships. I know his childlike wonder, razor wit, savvy sense, and impishness glee made his too-short life longer in experience. He inspires me to go for exactly what I want, even if only in the moment, with all my focus, effort, and heart. RIP Ron. 💙
Volkswagen has finally taken the wraps of its fully-electric supercar, the I.D. R Pikes Peak, at Ales in France ahead of its official debut at the Pikes Peak in June. The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak will look to compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 24, seeking to beat the existing electric car record of 8:57.118 minutes in the annual 'Race to the Clouds'. With the ability to go from standstill to 100kmph in just 2.25 seconds, the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak is faster than most of the Formula 1 and Formula E cars.
Romain Dumas (@rd_limited) and the new I.D. R that he'll use to 'charge' 😂💯💯 the 12.42 miles and 156 turns up Pikes Peak alll the way to the top 4,720 feet above the start line.
The car's got two electric motors that make 680 horsepower and will do 0-60 mph in a blistering 2.25 seconds with power going to all four wheels. VW's effort is way down on power from the current EV record holder's 1,596 electro-ponies but is also 146 lbs lighter and has (hopefully) better Le Mans-style aerodynamics. Mr Dumas is also a former Pikes Peak champ. We'll see on June 24th!
얼마 전 파이크스 피크에 오르는 폭스바겐 슈퍼 전기차 I.D R을 소개해드렸었는데요. 오늘 실물이 공개되었습니다! 콘셉트 사진을 뚫고 나온 듯 미래적인 모습을 꼭 닮았네요!
I.D R 파이크스 피크의 전기 모터는 최고출력 680마력, 최대토크 66.3kg.m를 뿜어냅니다. 정지상태에서 시속 100km 가속 시간은 단 2.25초. 포뮬러 1보다 빠르다고...대단하네요.