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Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world’s most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to participate in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2018. Its goal: to set a new record for electric cars at the finish line, which is at 4,300 metres elevation. The new motorsport project is part of Volkswagen’s process of transforming itself into the leading producer of electric vehicles. Volkswagen Motorsport is developing the vehicle in close cooperation with Technical Development in Wolfsburg. Volkswagen Motorsport last participated in the Pikes Peak mountain race in 1987 with a spectacular twinengined Golf that topped the timing sheets before a broken suspension ended its final run. “It is high time for a rematch,” says Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport Director.
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