The mightily impressive Volkswagen ID. R Electric prototype has set a blisteringly fast new recording at the Nürburgring Nordschleife... 6:05,336....
Yup, you read that correctly. A lap of the 'Green Hell' in almost 6 minutes flat... now that is some crazy fast speed from the incredibly impressive new electric prototype car from VW - the ID. R.
Driver by Le Mans racer of note Romain Dumas, himself a double winner of the endurance classic and one of the most accomplished and successful long distance drivers in modern motorsport, the 41-year-old Frenchman has added yet another impressive achievement to his growing CV of successes as VW simply smashed the electric lap record at what is regularly described as the toughest motorsport venue in the world - Nordschleife.
Having a target of 6:45.9 to beat - an already astonishing record set by the monstrously powerful NextEV NIO EP9 back in 2017 - Dumas took almost a full 40 seconds off the electric lap record in the brand new ID. R today, becoming the second fastest car to ever record a lap at the German venue. Despite the impressive performance, VW still need to find more laptime if they plan to dethrone the mighty Porsche 919 special edition - the car built as a tribute to the retired LMP1 racer holding on to top spot with an eye watering 5:19.6s lap record pace.
With the Nords electric lap record added to both the EV records scored at Pikes Peak and the Goodwood Hillclimb, what next for this mightily impressive piece of racing technology?
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