Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak - 0-100 km/h in 2.25s

Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak

R is claimed to weigh just 1100kg, including its driver Roman Dumas, with Volkswagen claiming a 0-100km/h time of 2.25sc and a top speed put at around 240km/h dependant on the aerodynamic set-up the new race vehicle is running.

Volkswagen on Sunday took the covers off its new ID R electric race auto at a special launch event in Alès, France. Unlike production cars, the ID R, or more specifically the car's lithium-ion battery, has been created to deliver maximum power as opposed to maximum range.

Pikes Peak veteran Robert Dumas - three-time victor and a victor at Le Mans too - will be behind the wheel when the I.D.

To make sure the I.D. Set to take on the almost 20 km Pikes Peak hill climb event in June, it will be the company's first venture into electric racing and could be something of a show-stopper.

"Customers have always benefitted from the finding made in motorsport, and we expect to take these finding and use them as a valuable impetus for the development of future I.D. models", said Welsch.

LPL Financial LLC Has $2.99 Million Position in Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO)
The company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.57 by ($0.04). The Sweden-based Swedbank has invested 1.12% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Zapolsky David.

The head of Volkswagen Motorsport, Sven Smeets, indicated the new race auto could be the first of several electric-powered competition projects, saying: "As with the Volkswagen brand's production vehicles, fully electric racing cars will also play an increasing important role for us in the future". Roughly 20% of the electric energy required is generated during the drive, so the key here is energy recovery. A fast-charging system will allow the batteries to be charged in around 30 minutes.

Volkswagen's prototype for Pikes Peak bears two quality seals in its name.

Serial production of electric cars Volkswagen new generation starts in 2020. R at a special event in France. Because the Pikes Peak course is a public road, participants are unable to test there ahead of the event - and even in official practice only get to run on short sections. R race vehicle. It's out to beat the 8:57.118 record time for electric cars and comes with almost 700 PS and more than 600 Nm of torque. The ID R will contest Pikes Peak's Electric Modified Class, in which VW aims to set a new record over the 12.42-mile, fully paved course with 2017's victor Romain Dumas behind the wheel.

The man tasked with driving this machine is Romain Dumas, who will need to tackle 156 corners from the starting point at just above 9,000 feet above sea level, and finishing at 14,115 feet. The last time Volkswagen brand took part in "pikes Peak" over 30 years ago - in 1987, fought for the victory special version of the Golf with two engines with a capacity of 652 horsepower.

Related News:

  • Arsenal 4 West Ham 1: Wenger's long farewell begins in style

    Arsenal 4 West Ham 1: Wenger's long farewell begins in style

    Next up for Arsenal is the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid on Thursday evening. Wenger expanded on his announcement to leave after Sunday's 4-1 victory over West Ham .
    UAE says Qatari fighter jets flew 'dangerously close' to civilian aircraft

    UAE says Qatari fighter jets flew 'dangerously close' to civilian aircraft

    The United Arab Emirates has again accused Qatari military fighter jets of coming dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner landing in Bahrain.
    Landry wins Texas Open for first career PGA Tour title

    Landry wins Texas Open for first career PGA Tour title

    He earned his tour card a year ago on the Web.com Tour, and lost a playoff to Jon Rahm in January in the CareerBuilder Challenge.
  • G7 foreign ministers to discuss Russian Federation , sanctions not on agenda

    The foreign ministers' talks, due to end on Mondayto help plan some G-7 leaders' summit in Canada in early June. The G7 last week condemned what it said was a Russian nerve agent attack in Britain.
    Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

    Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

    From Chinas point of view, a favorable outcome from the meeting between Trump and Kim may simply be a less risky version of the status quo, Xia said.
    Fed Cup: Czech Republic will host US  in the final

    Fed Cup: Czech Republic will host US in the final

    Madison Keys secured the decisive point for the visiting team by beating Pauline Parmentier 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the second reverse singles.
  • LeBron, Cleveland ties series back up following 104-100 game 4 win

    LeBron, Cleveland ties series back up following 104-100 game 4 win

    On top of his impressive stat line, he capped the night off with a Cavs win, tying the series at two games apiece. Cleveland led at the half, 60-50, only to find themselves only up by two after three periods, 80-78.
    Southwest cancels flights due to engine inspections

    Southwest cancels flights due to engine inspections

    According to the FAA, the checks will involve 352 engines on commercial aircraft in the USA , and 681 worldwide. More than 150 already have been inspected the company said.
    Firewatch Developer Campo Santo Joins Forces With Valve

    Firewatch Developer Campo Santo Joins Forces With Valve

    This is obviously a big move for Campo Santo , so it should be interesting to see where the crew goes from here. However, throughout recent months, Valve has made publicly clear that it wants to begin developing more games.
  • OnePlus 6 to come with craftsmanship and new materials

    OnePlus 6 to come with craftsmanship and new materials

    How would you describe smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus? Could this be OnePlus hinting that it is going directly after Apple? The OnePlus 6 comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage .

    Urban Outfitters (URBN) PT Set at $42.00 by SunTrust Banks

    Soros Fund Management Llc acquired 1.01 million shares as Urban Outfitters Inc ( URBN)'s stock rose 4.09%. ( NASDAQ : URBN ). On the other hand share of Xerox Corporation , belongs to Technology sector and Information Technology Services industry.

    As of May, 1 Analysts See $0.88 EPS for Domtar Corporation (UFS)

    The investment professionals in our database reported: 3.09 billion shares, down from 3.34 billion shares in 2017Q3. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of UFS in report on Wednesday, November 15 with "Sell" rating .


Most liked

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 India Launch Today; Watch Live Streaming Here
Asus has further tied up with Vodafone to provide offers of up to Rs 3,200 including additional data with the ZenFone Max Pro M1. The phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and curved 2.5D glass on the front with on-screen navigation keys.

Egypt welcomes N. Korea's freeze on missile and nuclear tests
Trump cited North Korea's openness to denuclearization, and pledged closure of their lone nuclear test site . President saying this is very good news for North Korea and the world.

Highs and Lows - Rockies 5, Cubs 2
The Cubs did have a chance in the top of the 3rd, wherein they had two men on with only one out, but they squandered it. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Kate Middleton Is In Labour With Her Third Child!
Once she gives birth, the Palace will send out a tweet and Instagram message with the time the baby was born, gender and weight. The child sits behind grandfather Prince Charles, dad Prince William, brother Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte .

Hawaii shark bite victim previously attacked by bear, snake
You think it couldn't get worse for U.S. man Dylan McWilliams than being woken up by a bear biting your head. He received several scars on his head but ended up okay. "I was just in the wrong spot at the wrong time".

Cracker Barrel (CBRL) Lifted to Hold at BidaskClub
Palo Cap reported 18,699 shares or 1.33% of all its holdings. $390,285 worth of Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE:ENV) on Thursday, March 22. As of September 19, 2016, the Company operated 640 Cracker Barrel stores in 43 states. (NASDAQ:CBRL) with "Underperform" rating.

Atletico held by Betis, Las Palmas down
Elsewhere on Sunday, Las Palmas had their relegation from La Liga confirmed following an emphatic 4-0 defeat at home to Alaves. For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website .

Roma warm up for Liverpool clash with win at SPAL
The forward trio have 83 goals between them this season. "Don't forget that I prepared games against him in Italy, too". The defeat leaves SPAL in 17th place on 29 points from 34 games, one ahead of Crotone who have a game in hand.

Market Analyst Earnings Forecasts Recap: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s (VRX)
Buy rating has been given by 7 analysts to the company stock whereas 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 6 given HOLD rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy" on Tuesday, September 19. ( NYSE : VRX ) rating on Monday, August 21.

Oakland Athletics' Sean Manaea no-hits Boston Red Sox
He actually had one start with no hits allowed through five innings, but he needed 98 pitches to get through it as he walked five. The Red Sox has not had a no-hitter since 1993, when Chris Bosio of the Seattle Mariners held them hitless at the Kingdome.

(Update) Slain Palestine lecturer to be buried in Gaza
Batsh was a lecturer at Universiti Kuala Lumpur , specialising in power engineering, according to the university. He had lived there with his family for the past eight years and was an imam at a local mosque.

Rain postpones remainder of Alabama GP to Monday
His vehicle was unfixable. "I was calling for us not to run and I was in the easiest situation", Newgarden said. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Graham Rahal also chimed in, coming to Hinchcliffe's defense.

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Antero Resources (AR) to Hold
Finally, Chickasaw Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Antero Midstream Partners by 6.5% during the 4th quarter. The company has a market cap of $6,453.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 169.42, a PEG ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 0.81.

Cibc World Markets Corp Holds Holding in Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
The software giant reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.09. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives stated it has 81,000 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings.

Lightning charge past Devils, into 2nd round
The New Jersey Devils scored with about three minutes to go in the third period, while down two goals to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Will Butcher and Taylor Hall assisted on the goal for New Jersey, which played without injured defenseman Sami Vatanen .