Volkswagen has demonstrated the concept of e-performance Golf R (also known as eR1) at the ice race GP, which took place in Austria where the car drove silently along the snowy track.
Now we know little about him, except for the fact that the car received four-wheel drive, all-electric powerplant, and as a base used hatchback VW Golf of the previous generation.
Apparently, this is a versatile racing car similar (if not identical) on the Golf GTI TCR, with a completely empty salon and a massive widebody kit. Separately, a protruding front splitter and huge rear wing.
According to Jost Capito, head of VW’s R division, the new concept eR1 “was not created to participate in any races but we will use it to better understand what electric racing car”.
The power plant concept can be associated with a motor racing car ID.R – we are talking about two electric motors that together develop 671 horsepower (649 Nm). But at the moment, we can’t be sure of this for sure.
What we do know is that VW is indeed planning to introduce a high-performance car with all-electric motors in the not so distant future.
One of them may be “charged” hatchback ID.3, which may be called ID.3 R.