The final version of the Volkswagen electric for the Nurburgring record is shown.

The final version of the Volkswagen electric for the Nurburgring record is shown.

April 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen has completed the preparation of an electric sport prototype ID. R for a record ride in the Nurburgring. Engineers of the autosport unit adapted the power plant of the car to the specific features of the track and optimized aerodynamics for higher speeds – including equipped an electric car with a rear wing with the DRS formula system.

Volkswagen ID. R two battery packs supplying front and rear mounted electric motors with a total recoil of 680 horsepower. They will allow the car to drive through the “North Loop” at an average speed of 180 kilometers per hour, and accelerate to 270 kilometers on straight lines. The rear battery gives off more intensively, allowing the front battery to save energy to combat understeer. From a site to 100 kilometers per hour I.D. R accelerates in 2.25 seconds.

The difference in elevation at Pikes Peak and the Nürburgring forced the engineers to make adjustments to the aerodynamics of the sport prototype. He changed the shape of the bottom, and also changed the front spoiler. Rear wing installed with several working surfaces and the DRS system. At the direct angle of attack of such a wing can be reduced to zero, reducing the resistance and downforce by 20 percent. Volkswagen ID. R and French driver Romain Dumas will try to beat the time of the Chinese electric car NIO EP9, which drove the track in 6 minutes and 45.9 seconds. The absolute record of the Nurburgring – 5 minutes 19.546 seconds – belongs to the Leman Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO.