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Volkswagen partially unveils the so-called I.D.

The I.D. R Pikes Peak is Volkswagen's first entry into the hill climb race since 1987.

Yes, you can thank Dieselgate for this this, but being an electric vehicle doesn't make the I.D. The digital rendering of the ID R Pikes Peak reveals a very futuristic looking race vehicle which seems ready for a takeoff. Now, the German giant has revealed two images of a four-wheel-drive, electric-powered contender which was developed by their motorsport division. There is a contrasting black splitter up front to help with the high speed cornering on the hill climb while there are air vents to create as much downforce as possible.

Welsch, who is also responsible for the development of the upcoming range of ID electric road models, says the ID R Pikes Peak is equipped with "innovative drive and battery technology".

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VW has finally revealed its weapon of choice to tackle the Race to the Clouds, the Volkwagen I.D.

"Pikes Peak is without question the most iconic hillclimb in the world", said Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management.

Furthermore, the grueling and demanding set up at Pikes Peak will also offer a unique testing ground for Volkswagen as far as their electric push is concerned. The race is still a couple of months away so there's plenty of time to dish the details, and in the meantime we can gawk at the pair of renders that VW has chosen to tease us with.

Christened the ID R Pikes Peak, the race auto has been conceived to display the spectacular performance capabilities of modern-day electric drive systems, acting as a high-tech spearhead for a range of new electric-powered ID road cars that are due to begin production at VW's Zwickau factory in Germany from the end of 2019. "The entire team behind our driver Romain Dumas is highly motivated to set a new record for electric cars", said VW motorsport chief Sven Smeets.

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