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This Volkswagen Electric Race Car Prototype Looks Amazing

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These renders for the Volkswagen electric race car that will debut later this year are simply amazing! Part of VW’s concept line, the car is named I.D. R Pikes Peak. As its name suggests, it will do a show at the Pikes Peak Climb in Colorado, the highly anticipated event scheduled for June 24th.

The Pikes Peak Climb is a 12.4 mile long race that reaches an altitude of 9,000 feet and gathers automakers from around the world. The last time Volkswagen participated was back in 1987. This year, it’s all about electric and these renders are truly electrifying!

“Our electric racecar will be equipped with innovative battery and drive technology. The extreme stress test posed by Pikes Peak will give us important feedback that will benefit future development, and it will showcase our products and their technologies,” said Volkswagen.

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Why Volkswagen has not revealed more details, we do not know, especially since June is right around the corner.

We’re also wondering why the company didn’t present the electric race car at MWC 2018 but instead chose to show off a yellow bus. To be fair, it was one impressive self-driving bus, but this baby looks straight out of a Gran Turismo video game, don’t you think?

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