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06/12/18
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Technology

Highly-sophisticated and highly efficient – the drivetrain technology in the I.D. R Pikes Peak

Highly-sophisticated and highly efficient – the drivetrain technology in the I.D. R Pikes Peak
  • Electric engines fed by two lithium-ion battery blocks
  • 500 kW (680 PS) system performance and electronically controlled four-wheel drive
  • Intensive cooperation with the development team for the I.D. production vehicles

The I.D. R Pikes Peak that Romain Dumas will be driving on 24th June 2018 at the “Pikes Peak International Hill Climb” boasts the most sophisticated powertrain ever developed by Volkswagen Motorsport. “We are breaking new ground with the I.D. R Pikes Peak: This is the first time ever that Volkswagen will be competing in a race with a fully-electric car. Alongside the elaborate aerodynamic concept and the special requirements for the sports car chassis, the development of the electric drivetrain was the greatest challenge,” explains François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director at Volkswagen Motorsport.

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