The Nürburgring-Nordschleife is one of the most demanding racetracks in the world. It is used to put some of the fastest and most innovative vehicles to the test. Earlier this summer, Volkswagen took its electric ID.R to Germany and set a new electric Nürburgring record. The ID.R made it around the track in 6:05.336 minutes. This beat the previous record by 40.564 seconds.
Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group, said, “The ID.R has mastered this challenge with great distinction and has completed the fastest emission-free lap of all time. As further proof of its impressive performance capabilities, Volkswagen’s e-mobility can now proudly call itself ‘Nürburgring-approved’. I congratulate the team from Volkswagen Motorsport and driver Romain Dumas on the third record for the ID.R.”
This is the third track record set by the ID.R and driver Romain Dumas in just 12 months. The first record was set on June 24, 2018 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Then, three weeks later, it set the electric car record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The ID.R is an innovative electric racecar powered by two electric motors. During its Nurburgring lap, it posted an average speed of over 120 mph. This car is the flagship model for the future electric ID model.
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