VW has unveiled some images of its awesome EV racer that will take on Pikes Peak this year. The racing car is called the I.D. R Pikes Peak and it uses lots of carbon fiber to achieve a sub 2,500-pound weight. The car uses electric propulsion exclusively and makes 680hp.
The torque output is 479 lb-ft and the numbers work out to a 0-60 mph time of 2.25-seconds. That makes the VW racer faster than an F1 or Formula E car to 60mph. VW says that its top goal was to balance energy capacity and weight.
The car is powered by lithium-ion batteries and VW says that the research for the racing car will benefit its production EVs in the future. The Pikes Peak hill climb happens on June 24.
via VWFiled Under: Auto News