This is how electric Volkswagen will look like for the Nurburgring record

This is how electric Volkswagen will look like for the Nurburgring record

April 19, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The car was modified aerodynamics and optimized the work of power electronics

Volkswagen began the final test of the electric sport prototype ID. R in preparation for a record ride at the Nurburgring. The car was modified aerodynamics and optimized energy management system. In addition, ID. R got a rear wing with the DRS formula system.

“Because of the characteristics of the North Loop, where speed plays a greater role than maximum downforce, the engineers had to revise the aerodynamic tail,” – says technical director of Volkswagen Motorsport Francois-Xavier Demain. Sport prototype receive some changes in the shape of the bottom, and also changed the front spoiler. Rear wing appeared with several working surfaces.

It is set lower than the version for Pikes Peak to reduce the drag coefficient, and is equipped with a DRS system, like in Formula 1 cars. Straight on the angle of attack of the wing can be reduced to zero, reducing the resistance and downforce by 20 percent. Especially DRS comes in handy on the Döttinger Höhe three-kilometer straight when you need to reach maximum speed faster and with less power loss.

Volkswagen ID. R two battery packs supplying front and rear mounted electric motors. The rear axle battery works with higher recoil to keep the front charge to combat understeer. The total power of the power plant ID. R – 500 kilowatts (680 hp). From a site to 100 kilometers per hour I.D. R accelerates in 2.25 seconds. Maximum speed – 240 kilometers per hour.

The sport prototype, which the French racer Romain Dumas will drive, will have to beat Peter Dumbreck’s result and the Nio EP9 electric supercar – 6 minutes 45.9 seconds.