This Is the Electric Car VW Will Run at Pikes Peak

The I.D. R Pikes Peak will be the company's first return to the hillclimb event in 30 years.

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Back in October of 2017, Volkswagen revealed that it would return to Pikes Peak with an all-new electric race car, aiming to set a new EV record up the 12.4-mile course. Now, we're able to get our first look at VW's hillclimb brute, the I.D. R Pikes Peak.

VW hasn't released any additional information on the I.D. R—all we know is that it's all-wheel drive and powered by electricity. Considering the amount of aero pieces visible, though, it seems VW anticipates it will be mighty quick.

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The last time Volkswagen fielded a factory entry at the Pikes Peak hillclimb was . Longitudinally mounted 1.8-liter engines on either axle combined to create an impressive 640 horsepower. Right before the finish line, however, the car suffered a mechanical failure and retired from the race.

This year's Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds event is June 24th. We can't wait to see VW's car in action.

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