Volkswagen electric car will pass the Nurburgring at an average speed of 185 km / hMay 27, 2019
Volkswagen announced new details about the upcoming attempt to set the record for the North Loop Nürburgring among electric cars. Driving Volkswagen ID racing. R French rider Romain Dumas will perform, who will try to pass the track at an average speed of more than 185 km / h.
Dumas is a four-time winner of the 24-hour Nurburgring daily marathon, so the Frenchman is considered one of the most experienced specialists in the German circuit. Volkswagen noted that one of the most important stages in an attempt to set a record would be the three-kilometer direct Dottinger Hohe at the end of the route – the car would have to maintain an adequate supply of energy for the final spurt.
“It is important to have an adequate supply of speed when entering the Dottinger Hohe,” said Dumas. – To do this, you need to find the ideal trajectory in the double right turn Galgenkopf just before entering the straight line. Driving a car with a dynamic like that of a Volkswagen ID. R, you have to be very decisive and not slow down on this section. ”
Earlier it was reported that the Germans had to significantly upgrade the electric car, which was originally created to participate in the race on Mount Pikes Peak. Volkswagen ID. R equipped with a new rear wing modified design, installed much lower than on the version for Pikes Peak. In addition, the engineers used the DRS racing technology from Formula 1, which allows you to change the angle of attack of the wing plane, thereby reducing aerodynamic drag. Finally, experts optimize the vehicle’s power management system.
Volkswagen ID. 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. A racing electric car can accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 2.25 seconds.
At the moment, the track record among all-electric cars belongs to the Chinese NIO EP9, which completed a lap in 6 minutes 45.9 seconds, showing an average speed of almost 185 km per hour.
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