Race, Modern
MAR 20th 2018

Bob Murray

VW aims for the sky with electric Pikes Peak challenger

Volkswagen has unveiled its electric car to challenge for the title in the infamous Race to the Clouds at Pike’s Peak in Colorado. It’s a smooth-bodied, single-seater, closed-cockpit machine with a giant rear wing – plenty of downforce always a good thing when you are attempting to drive flat-out for 12 and a half miles (20km) up the side of a mountain to a peak 4300m above sea level… in under nine minutes. 

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