Volkswagen Breaks Pikes Peak Record using ANSYS Technology

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car

Scientific Computing World, July 2018

Volkswagen Motorsport shattered the time record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the help of ANSYS simulation solutions. The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car— their first-ever, fully-electric race car — crossed the finish line in 7.57.148 minutes. Using ANSYS software, Volkswagen Motorsport engineers conducted complete virtual drive tests of the entire race and optimized the battery system’s thermal properties with minimal weight and aerodynamic drag loss. ANSYS solutions also enabled engineers to replicate the course’s extreme driving conditions.