Volkswagen began training I.D. R to participate in the race at the NurburgringFebruary 26, 2019
Volkswagen plans to set a new record for the Nurburgring among electric cars. According to the press service of the brand, the sports model I.D. R under the control of the pilot Romain Dumas. At the moment, has already started to prepare for this test.
The first series of test runs took place on the Andalusian circuit Circuito de Almeria (Spain). The company said that the focus of these tests was on adapting the software that responds to the ID. R for the balance between mechanical braking and battery recovery.
“On a protected race track, such as the Nürburgring’s North Loop, you can reach maximum speed much faster than during the ascent to Pikes Peak. I can dramatically slow down and accelerate more aggressively. As a result of the adaptation of the software, the characteristics of the electric motors are adjusted to the upcoming race, ”said Dumas.
Previously, the driver behind the wheel of this electric vehicle was able to show the best result in the race to climb Pikes Peak Hill. However, as technical director of Volkswagen Motorsport Francois-Xavier Demezon explained, unlike the Pikes Peak hill race, which starts at 2,862 meters and ends at 4,302 meters above sea level, the height of the North Loop Eifel is 320 to 617 meters. Therefore, in the aerodynamic components of I.D. R already made changes.
At the moment, the best lap time for all-electric cars belongs to Peter Dambrek. In 2017, the British pilot behind the wheel of the NIO EP9 passed the track in 6 minutes 45.9 seconds, showing an average speed of almost 185 km per hour.
Volkswagen I.D. R was presented at a special event in France last year. The novelty has received two electric motors, which together develop 680 liters. with. and 650 N · m of torque. The mass of the car was only 1100 kilograms. Racing electric car can accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 2.25 seconds.
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