VW is showing off a new racing car that will challenge the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24. The race will take place in Colorado and the racer VW is showing off is called the I.D. R Pikes Peak. The racing car is an all-electric vehicle.
The four-wheel drive car points to the sporting potential of the I.D. family of EVs that people can buy says VW. The production I.D. line is set to start production at the end of 2019.
This electric racer will mark the first time that VW has raced Pikes Peak since 1987. That car was a dual engine Golf that had 652 hp. The hill climb is a very tough race spanning 12.4-miles and gaining massive elevation from the 9,000 ft start to the 14,115-foot summit.
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