The Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car was built to showcase Volkswagen’s groundbreaking electric vehicle technology as the automaker makes a push to release many new electric vehicles in the upcoming years. The Volkswagen I.D. R has also made a strong mark in the world of automotive racing, with it setting a record last year at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
The Volkswagen I.D. R continued its record-breaking run with it recently setting the record for the fastest electric car around the iconic Nürburgring Nordschelif race track in Germany, with the driver Romain Dumas behind the wheel. Take a look at the record-breaking lap.
“To be a record-holder on the Nordschleife makes me unbelievably proud. For me, this is the best and most difficult race track in the world. The I.D. R was perfectly prepared for the Nordschleife and it was so much fun to experience the blistering acceleration and rapid cornering speeds.” – Romain Dumas, Driver of the Volkswagen I.D. R
Record-Breaking Time of the Volkswagen I.D. R
The Volkswagen I.D. R made the lap at Nürburgring Nordschelif in 6:05.336 minutes. This beat the previous electric vehicle record by 40.564 seconds (set in 2017 by an experimental Porsche). With its 670-hp electric powertrain and redesigned aerodynamic package, the Volkswagen I.D. R had an average speed of 127.36 mph around the course.