Roman Dumas, four time Nurburgring 24hr winner. Has become the new Electric Vehicle lap record holder, driving the 671 bhp VW ID.R around the 20KM circuit in just over 6 mins.
The previous lap record for Electric Vehicles was held by a Nio EP9 which set a 6min 45.90secs lap in 2017. VW Smashed this record by a whole 40 secs, covering the 12 mile lap in 6 mins 05.336secs
After competing in Pikes Peak last year and obtaining the outright hill record, the ID.R went back to the factory, and modified with improvements to aerodynamics adding an improved rear wing, a redesigned front splitter and F1 inspired DRS (drag reductions system).
The energy management system had a few tweaks and changes to allow the ID.R to reach top speed quicker whilst using less energy. The new Nurburging trimed ID.R will return to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed, to challenge for the outright hill climb record in early July, after obtaining the electric hill record at Goodwood last year.
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