FREE NEWSLETTER

Electric Volkswagen to take on Pikes Peak

19 October 2017

Volkswagen is set to return to Pikes Peaks in 2018, with teaser images showing an aggressive looking all-electric prototype competition car.

The German marque first released two non-descript posts on Twitter previewing a very focused, futuristic racecar, it then released a short video (see below) of the last time it took on the formidable event with its twin-motor Golf in 1987 before the text ‘one score still to settle’ appears on screen.

Watch video

After the ‘dieselgate’ scandal, in order to promote a greener image, Volkswagen removed itself from most top-level motorsport competition, including ending its WRC campaign. The Pikes Peak hillclimb is a good place for Volkswagen to promote its more environmentally-friendly, electrified image, given that the race is over a relatively short distance, so battery life is not an issue, and, unlike internal combustion entrants, electric cars don’t suffer any a drop in performance as the air gets thinner in higher altitudes.

Partners

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
6 May
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
6 May
June issue out now! Read it for FREE https://t.co/nt4FTVLdNW #SpanishGP ✅ The architect of so much success in… https://t.co/9teYpNylj0
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
6 May
Audi’s LMDh taking shape - https://t.co/ihxK3UBdTn https://t.co/el8EqZtPP1
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
6 May
FIA WRC appoints sustainable P1 Racing Fuels - https://t.co/Ikj0ZKZEsi https://t.co/T77aLrTBvt
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
28 Apr
Turkey will replace Canada for the F1 season - https://t.co/chjm3PZedk https://t.co/nhnLWwvYUy
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
28 Apr
Hyundai turns to Ricardo for WRC Hybrid push - https://t.co/Tsg1Pc2kUA https://t.co/R3Vk50h1u7
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
23 Apr
Get this latest issue for FREE here. Absolutely nothing to pay! ✅ “GROUND EFFECT” AND HOW WILL IT IMPROVE RACING?… https://t.co/PaYo1j4iTr
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
21 Apr
Ground effect returns to #Formula1 next season, in a new generation of cars conceived to deliver more overtaking.… https://t.co/aVfcPfarcO