Volkswagen has achieved one other milestone in electro-mobility: The ID.R, powered by two electrical motors, lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes – quicker than any electrical automobile earlier than it. Romain Dumas (F) beat the earlier document set by Peter Dumbreck (GB, NIO EP9) in 2017 by 40.564 seconds. With a median velocity of 204.96 km/h, the ID.R as soon as once more underlined the spectacular efficiency capabilities of Volkswagen’s electrical drive. This 500 kW (680 PS) emission-free race automotive is the racing flagship of the long run absolutely electrical ID. product household from Volkswagen.
“The Nordschleife of the Nürburgring will not be solely the world’s most demanding race observe, it’s also the final word take a look at for manufacturing autos,” says Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Administration of Volkswagen Group. “The ID.R has mastered this problem with nice distinction and has accomplished the quickest emission-free lap of all time. As additional proof of its spectacular efficiency capabilities, Volkswagen’s e-mobility can now proudly name itself ‘Nürburgring-approved’. I congratulate the crew from Volkswagen Motorsport and driver Romain Dumas on the third document for the ID.R”
Inside simply twelve months, Volkswagen Motorsport has already set three observe information with the ID.R. On 24 June 2018, Romain Dumas achieved absolutely the observe document of seven:57.148 minutes on the famend Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb (USA). Simply three weeks later, he achieved a brand new greatest time for electrical automobiles of 43.86 seconds on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace in southern England. The brand new document on the legendary Nordschleife has now been added to this profitable run.
For Romain Dumas, who’s a four-time winner of the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring, the document lap with the ID.R is one other spotlight on his favorite observe. “To be a record-holder on the Nordschleife makes me unbelievably proud,” says Dumas. “For me, that is one of the best and most troublesome race observe on this planet. I need to thank the crew at Volkswagen Motorsport, who’ve as soon as once more completed a incredible job. The ID.R was completely ready for the Nordschleife and it was a lot enjoyable to expertise the blistering acceleration and fast cornering speeds.”
With the e-record on the Nordschleife, Volkswagen has as soon as once more demonstrated the big efficiency capabilities that include electrical mobility. “This spectacular success story is the results of meticulous preparation by our engineers, the flawless work by the entire crew throughout testing and naturally an ideal driving efficiency by Romain Dumas,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets.
To arrange for the Nürburgring Nordschleife problem, in simply 5 months Volkswagen Motorsport gave the ID.R a whole makeover in comparison with the document outings on Pikes Peak and in Goodwood. “For this developed model of the ID.R, the aerodynamic configuration was extra strongly tailored to the best doable velocity, reasonably than most downforce,” explains François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director. “With intensive take a look at laps within the simulator and on the race observe, we tailored the ID.R to the distinctive circumstances of the Nordschleife, focussing primarily on chassis tuning, power administration and optimum alternative of tyres for the document try.”
The VW ID.R now holds the second quickest Nürburgring time ever recorded, the quickest being set by sister firm Porsche with a modified LMP1 919 Hybrid EVO with a time of 5 minutes 19.55 seconds at a median velocity of 233.8 km/h (145.3 mph) – virtually 30 km/h quicker than the ID.R.
The place the five hundred kW ID.R’s high velocity through the lap document peaked at 270 km/h, the 865 kW 919 EVO was capable of often maintain speeds over 300 km/h with a peak of 370 km/h throughout his record-beating run.