The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car, which features an all-electric powertrain, achieved a record-breaking run at last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. From now until February 1, 2019, visitors to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles can see the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak in person.
Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak and Petersen Automotive Museum
The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak was created to showcase Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art electric vehicle technology, which makes it a fitting car to be displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum for the future-of-mobility exhibit “Driving Toward Tomorrow.” The exhibit showcases the automobile industry’s work in transportation design, engineering, and infrastructure.
“As we head toward an electric future, we are proud to be at the forefront of the discussion. Through our collaborations with Volkswagen, we are able to showcase one of the most impressive electric cars in the world, inspiring our audience to be curious about the future of mobility and the implications it has on the automotive industry as a whole.” – Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges
Record-Breaking Run of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Race Car
At the 12.42-mile course for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak beat out a field of both conventional and electric race cars with a time of 7:57.148 seconds. This beat out the previous record by 16.730 seconds. The impressive speed of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak can be credited to its cutting-edge electric powertrain, which generates an incredible output of 670 horsepower.