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Our Record Hunter

The secret is out: Here is what the super sportster from the I.D.-series looks like, which will attempt to set a new record in Colorado, USA in July.


Going on the record hunt at the Pikes-Peak-Hill Climb on June 24, 2018 
for Volkswagen is the super sportster from the I.D. family – the 500 kW/
680 bhp-
strong I.D. R Pikes Peak was presented just a few days ago in Alès, France. The electric sports car with the huge rear wing sprints 
from zero to 100 km/h in 2.25 seconds –- faster than a Formula 1 car. 
The challenge at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Race for the I.D. electric prototype and Volkswagen driver Romain Dumas: Start at 2,862 meters, 

156 corners, asphalt track, then finish in thin air at 4,302 meters – 
and only one attempt to beat the current record time of 
8: 57.118 minutes.
Good Luck, I.D. R Pikes Peak and Romain Dumas!

The Facts

Capacity 500 kW (680 bhp)
Torque 650 Newton meters
Length 5.20 meters
Width 2.35 meters
Height 1.20 meters
Wheel base 2.85 meters

Weight
under 1,100 So far kg 
kilo
grams (with driver)
Acceleration
From 0 to 100 km/h in 2.25 seconds
Top speed approx. 240 km/h

Romain Dumas

Le Mans winner Romain Dumas will compete in the Pikes Peak race in 2018 behind the wheel of a purely electrically powered racing vehicle from Volkswagen. We talked to the Frenchman about what makes the most famous uphill race in the world so fascinating, his favorite sport at 4,000 meters and Volkswagen’s chances of winning on June 24, 2018.