"We want to be at the forefront of electromobility with Volkswagen and the I.D. family", says VW's Dr.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24 in Colorado's Rocky Mountains is a 100-plus year tradition that races vehicles on a 12.4-mile route up to 14,115 feet above sea level with more than 100 turns to navigate. Frank Welsch adding: "Competing in the most famous hill climb in the world with I.D".
A series of computer-generated images from Volkswagen confirm the pure electric coupe takes on the appearance of a modern day Le Mans prototype with an aerodynamic package that includes a sizeable front splitter, centre fin extending over the rear bodywork that appears to help support the car's huge rear wing and a multi-channel diffuser element. R Pikes Peak race vehicle later this summer by taking a run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
The release of the images follows initial confirmation by VW in October past year that it had began development of a new auto for Pikes Peak.
Volkswagen has just revealed another I.D variant today.
The four-wheel drive sports auto combines its ambassadorial role for the future, electric I.D. family with the sportiest range of Volkswagen products, the R GmbH models. The self-driving, electric concept I.D. It's called I.D. R Pikes Peak, has four-wheel drive, and, well, that's all we know right now.
We know it's chasing the electric vehicle record at Pikes Peak, now held by Rhys Millen and the eO PP100.
The last time that Volkswagen last entered the Pikes Peak hillclimb was back in 1987 with a dual-engine 652 horsepower Golf, but unfortunately it did not come out on top.
They built a new four-wheel drive all-electric race auto to complete the 12.4-mile route, which starts at just above 9,000 feet and climbs to the summit at 14,115 feet above sea level.