Volkswagen tests EV sports car ID. R on the Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road

Pike Peak winner Romain Dumas to drive the Volkswagen ID.R on the Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road. Unique route has 99 corners and a climb of 1,200 metres.

Volkswagen’s fully-electric sports car will take on the Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road – a unique stretch of tarmac, featuring 99 corners, which winds its way up Tianmen Mountain, located 1,500 kilometres southwest of Beijing.

Are bends electric? Volkswagen and Romain Dumas are about to find out

“The is an icon, which perfectly embodies our passion for E-mobility and our expertise in the development of electric drive technology. We can use the experience gained in the field of motorsport to further enhance that expertise, and can incorporate it in the assembly of electric production models.” said Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO Volkswagen China

The “China Challenge” on Tianmen will be a journey into the unknown – even for Pikes Peak winner Dumas: “So far, I only know the road from photos and a few videos,” said the 41-year-old French driver.

“The surrounding area is remarkable, like a film set. The route is very winding, extremely narrow in places, and very uneven. It is certainly going to be a special experience. I am looking forward to this new challenge.”

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