VW Gunning For EV Pikes Peak Record With New Electric Race Car

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Three many years in the past, VW introduced a twin-engined Golf.

After yesterday’s first batch of teaser photographs, Volkswagen has now determined to drop a extra revealing picture of its race automobile scheduled to participate subsequent yr within the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb. With a large splitter up entrance and a big wing on the again, the electrical racer appears to be like quick even when standing nonetheless. For the second, we solely have this shadowy render to go by, but it surely’s sufficient to present us a motive to attend for subsequent yr’s hill climb slated to be organized on June 24th.

A few of us weren’t even born the final time when Volkswagen was in Colorado to attend the difficult Pikes Peak occasion. It occurred approach again in 1987 with a bonkers twin-engined Golf, with one engine driving the entrance wheels and the opposite powering the rear axle. It tried, however failed because the all-wheel-drive creation didn’t end the hill climb. Now, VW is preparing “for a rematch.”

That includes a fighter jet-styled cover on prime of a curvaceous physique, the absolutely electrical race automobile is being developed by Volkswagen Motorsport with help from the corporate’s technical growth heart based mostly at residence in Wolfsburg, Germany. The engineers concerned within the mission should provide you with an EV that within the fingers of a talented driver must full the hill climb in lower than the eight minutes and 57.118 seconds wanted by Rhys Millen and his e0 PP100 final yr.

The Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb is likely one of the most well-known racing occasions organized on an annual foundation and its origins date again to 1916 when the primary race was organized within the Rocky Mountains close to Colorado Springs. These brave sufficient to deal with the hill climb need to cowl a 12.Four-mile race course and deal with at least 156 turns en path to the summit positioned at 14,110 ft (Four,300 meters) above the ocean degree.

As a remaining observe, Sébastien Loeb holds the outright document after ending the course in eight minutes and 13.878 seconds in 2013 with a purpose-built Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak.

Supply: Volkswagen

VW Electrical Race Automotive for 2018 Pikes Peak

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