Volkswagen electric car intends to break Mercedes F1 car lap recordFebruary 2, 2020
Volkswagen prototype will challenge Mercedes Formula 1 model 2016
Head of the Volkswagen motorsport division Sven Smits announced his desire to break the unofficial speed record on the California Sonoma Raceway, set by Esteban Gutierrez at the Formula 1 champion car Mercedes W07. To compete with the Formula-1 Mercedes will be an electric sports prototype Volkswagen ID.R.
A hybrid Mercedes F1 W07 car with a 1.6-liter V6 turbo engine and a kinetic energy recovery system drove a 3.83-kilometer circle on the American circuit in 1 minute 15.45 seconds. The mass of the Formula-1 Mercedes model of 2016 with a racer and fuel is less than 900 kilograms, and the estimated power of the power plant is about 900 horsepower. Drive – to the rear axle.
The prototype Volkswagen ID.R sets in motion a twin-engine electric power plant with a capacity of 680 horsepower, and the mass of the car with the rider does not exceed 1100 kilograms. The Volkswagen electric car is the owner of several significant achievements: ID.R became the best on the Nurburgring North loop, excelled in the competitions in climbing the Pikes Peak in the USA, became the fastest in Goodwood and on the Chinese “99 Turns Road”.
If Volkswagen Motorsport manages to block the time of the formula car, then the achievement will be an excellent advertisement for Volkswagen Volkswagen in California, the German company is sure.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, Volkswagen will surely return to the Sonoma Raceway again: it is known that the concern’s engineers are working on a new generation of the prototype ID.R.
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