Electric Volkswagen set a record for the Nurburgring

Electric Volkswagen set a record for the Nurburgring

June 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Sport prototype improved the time of the Chinese Nio EP9 by more than 40 seconds

The electric sport prototype Volkswagen ID.R has set a new Nurburgring record for battery-powered cars. The 20.8 km long track he drove in 6 minutes 05.336 seconds, which is 40.564 seconds faster than reaching the Chinese electric supercar Nio EP9.

The training program for the record race included the optimization of the power plant and a complete revision of the aerodynamic “tail” of the electric car. Twin-engine installation of Volkswagen ID. R tuned to a more intense return of the charge in favor of the rear axle, and also introduced the formula system DRS, which on the straight reduces the angle of attack of the wing and reduces the resistance to air flow.

At the same time, Volkswagen was able to improve the time of a more powerful and fast Nio EP9. According to the passport, the return of the Chinese supercar is 1360 hp and 1480 Nm of the moment against 680 forces and 650 Nm of the moment from ID.R. The maximum speed is also higher – 313 against 270 kilometers per hour. The dynamics of acceleration ID.R slightly better than EP9 – 2.25 and 2.7 seconds, respectively.

Despite the impressive results, Volkswagen ID.R still could not reach the absolute record of the “North Loop” – 5 minutes 19.546 seconds. Such a time in 2018 showed the Leman super hybrid Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO.