Volkswagen decided to beat the record “Nurburgring” among electric carsJanuary 21, 2019
Volkswagen began the preparation of a racing electric I.D. R to participate in the race at the “Nurburgring”
Volkswagen plans to set a new record for 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. Previously, the driver behind the wheel of this electric vehicle was already able to show the best result in the race to climb Pikes Peak Hill.
“First of all, we will make changes to the aerodynamic components of I.D. R in relation to the features of the “North Loop”, which is radically different from the Pikes Peak circuit, ” – said technical director of Volkswagen Motorsport Francois-Xavier Demeson. He explained that, in contrast to the Pikes Peak hill ascent race, which starts at an altitude of 2862 m and ends at 4302 m above sea level, the elevation difference of the North Loop Eifel highlands ranges from 320 to 617 meters.
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.
Externally, the electric car resembles sport prototypes that take part in endurance races, including “24 hours of Le Mans”. Volkswagen I.D. R large front splitter, as well as a massive rear fender.
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