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Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Takumi, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Takumi

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    VW just broke the overall track record in 7:57.148 minutes.

    16 seconds faster than the previous track record.

     
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    We knew it was coming. Electrics will likely end up taking lots of lap records as manufacturers shift focus.
     
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    That video is of a Peugeot, with an ICE engine... did you post the wrong one?
     
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    Tesla's original Roadster and the Model S proved this was coming.
     
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    The VW I.D. R Pikes Peak, the Porsche 919 Hybrid, and the Audi R18 24 Hours of Le Mans look very similar.

    I suspect that the Pikes Peak might have be designed by the same racing team
    who have been dismantled following the Le Mans departure.

    I wonder if it was a marketing decision to put a VW badge instead of a Porsche or an Audi one?

    Or may be it is another way to cover up the emission scandal?

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    I noticed the same similarity between the 919, R18 and I.D.R ... the shared design certainly shorted the full EV development time.
    From a Marketing perspective, the decision to use the VW badge was a another calculated case of Green Washing the Diesel scandal :cool:

     
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    They have stolen the design from Toyota.
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    That was impressive love the sound the motor makes
     
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    It is. My hope is that "the sound" will replace the "vroom vroom" of the ICE as the mark of a performance car. Now for the problem - what should we call it?
     

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