Electric mobility will try to outdo itself in the hands of Volkswagen and its ambitious project to break the record of the legendary climb to Pikes Peak with a vehicle 100 % electric, the I.D. R Pikes Peak.
680 HP and 650 Nm of torque characteristic of the racing car 100 % Electric that will be in the crosshairs of all the chambers 24 June 2018 in the assault on American summit. In only 1.100 kg, “the race to the clouds” in less than 8:57.118 possible, Now we just need to get. Easy to say, but we see if at least approach or even get the feat.
If we think coolly, rare is that Volkswagen decided to try to beat a record of this caliber without being sure that they are able to do and have some leeway. Or maybe your marketing is to meet the challenge as a brand thinking in developing future vehicles and learn from the rise, mmm gives me the first option is good.
The climb to Pikes Peak is the perfect setting for electric vehicles, since the height will not affect its propulsion, and may recover energy in the in-numerable braking of the tightest corners, and that there are many. This promises, and although it may not be this year level in mechanical referred, this may be the beginning of a great power struggle for this prestigious record in the world of motor racing.
The ultimate goal, as usual, It is to continue selling cars and increase the share of an increasingly fierce and complicated market where every detail can make the difference.
Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.