The organization created a special battery cooling process to comply with the race’s 20-minute recharge restrict.
The all-electric racer will have 670 horsepower in complete output. The figure could seem modest in comparison to other hill climbers, but VW engineers also put a high precedence on retaining in general fat down.
The ID R’s lithium-ion battery employs a special cooling process to guidance a swift cost time of just 20 minutes, complying with a Pikes Peak Hill Climb rule that boundaries the recharge time if the car’s 1st operate is interrupted for safety causes and requirements to make a second attempt the exact same working day.
The battery need to also be capable to cope with a launch from zero to 62 mph in just 2.25 seconds, along with a series of repetitive acceleration bursts throughout 156 corners as it ascends the 12.4-mile training course.
The ID R will attempt to established a new EV record on the mountain on June 24.