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07/26/18
Wolfsburg
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Success factors for the ID. R Pikes Peak: Computer is important factor for development in record time

Success factors for the ID. R Pikes Peak: Computer is important factor for development in record time
  • Electric racing car designed and calculated using computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Engineers achieve perfect compromise of lightweight construction and endurance
  • Aerodynamic components calculated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is unique in many ways. One thing that makes the most famous hill climb in the world so special is the heavily restricted test drives. Volkswagen Motorsport wasn’t able to complete hundreds of laps during the development of the ID. R Pikes Peak, like Formula 1 teams are allowed to do on certain racetracks, for example. Before driver Romain Dumas reached the 4,302-metre summit in a new record time, he wasn’t even able to complete one full test run of the actual track with Volkswagen’s first all-electric powered racing car.

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