May 25, 2018
Volkswagen is showing us their first fully-electric racer. The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak will race against the clock with an electric motor on both the front and rear axles generating 671-horsepower. Engineers made it as light as possible using a variety of materials including, steel, aluminum, and carbonfiber/Kevlar composite. The race car tips the scales at less than 2,425 pounds including the driver. The real test will come during the 12.4 mile Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2018, that takes contenders up to 14,115 feet above sea level. We’ll be watching for results on June 24th in Colorado Springs, Colorado.