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Old 22nd April 2018, 11:25   #1
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Default VW to attempt Pikes Peak Hill Climb Challenge in an Electric Car EDIT: Beats world record!

Global Launch of the car today: 22nd April 2018

With a view to shrugging off remnants of the diesel gate scam, VW will be attempting to break the Colorado Hill climb record in an electric vehicle.

Dubbed as the "Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak" the car is a four-wheel-drive, electric-powered prototype which has been designed to compete in the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in June. Its much-awaited prototype will be unveiled in France on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The new machine will be shown at an event on Sunday, before an on-track testing programme for its record attempt on the 156-turn, 19.98-kilometre mountain begins the following day.

The machine has only been shown in computer-generated images, so far. It has been developed by VW's motorsport arm as an attempt to showcase the performance capabilities of contemporary electric drive systems.

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Default re: VW to attempt Pikes Peak Hill Climb Challenge in an Electric Car EDIT: Beats world record!

Few more pics of the same. Got them from a whatsapp group. 680PS and 650Nm was the power and torque outputs that were mentioned though I dont know if that's the real figures.
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And here's the actual launch yesterday:

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So the car completed it's first test for the hill climb...
Video by VW Motorsport.

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Default re: VW to attempt Pikes Peak Hill Climb Challenge in an Electric Car EDIT: Beats world record!

If the beastie has enough juice then this should be a cinch. After all a dc motor has maximum torque at stall. So this is right up their strength.
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VW I.D. R breaks all-time record at Pikes Peak
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Default Volkswagen breaks all time Pikes Peak record

Now that is what I call, smashing a record.
https://jalopnik.com/some-interestin...hin-1827103039

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