After being officially unveiled last weekend, the Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak added his first kilometers on the French circuit of Alès for his participation in the 2018 edition of the climb from Pikes Peak.
The ID R Pikes Peak, which has two electric motors generating 680 hp, will be driven by the French Romain Dumas with the aim of breaking the current record for this type of vehicle (8m57s118). The legendary ascent of the Colorado Mountains will take place on June 24.
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“It was absolutely fantastic to complete the first laps on the ID R Pikes Peak”, explained Dumas, a three-time winner of this competition. "What Volkswagen has managed to do in recent months from scratch deserves my utmost respect", He added.
“Obviously, I had seen the initial images of the car, but it is more spectacular to be able to see it in reality. Now we have a busy testing schedule ahead of us and we are all focused on meeting it ”, the Gaul finished.