The Volkswagen ID. R electric race car was expected to post a quick lap time but not only was it quicker than the NIO EP9, it absolutely demolished the Nurburgring EV lap record.
Volkswagen has set out on a mission to set lap record at some of the world’s greatest race tracks in the ID. R electric race car. After setting a new benchmark at the Pike Peak Hill Climb course, VW set its sight on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. About a month ago, VW went down to the “Green Hell” to prepare the ID. R electric race car for the record attempt. According to the latest update, the car has just set the new lap record for electric cars.
The Volkswagen ID. R completed a lap of the 12.9 mile circuit in 6 min 05.3 seconds. That’s 40 seconds quicker the NIO EP9’s 2017 record. Still, electric power failed to beat the Porsche 919 Evo hybrid racer’s 5 min 19.6 second lap.
It was Romain Dumas who set the lap record in the ID. R electric racer. Here’s what he had to say about the impressive run --
“It’s a good lap time, we didn’t expect it,” said Dumas.
“We were aiming for 6m 15s. Lap after lap we just went quicker though – I pushed myself more and the engineers understood the car better. I think the team deserve this lap time.”