Volkswagen I.D. R sets a new electric Nurburgring lap record

Volkswagen I.D. R sets a new electric Nurburgring lap record

June 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Fully electric Volkswagen I.D. R set a new “electric” lap record at the legendary Nürburgring race track, driving a 20.76-kilometer lap in 6: 05.336 minutes.

There are several records that are important – or seem as important – as the record of passing a full circle on the Nürburgring race track. This is an ideal place for automakers who like to show off the records that have put their cars. Whenever the automaker sets a new bar, the world notices it, and today is one of those days.

Fully electric Volkswagen I.D. R set a new “electric” lap record on this route, driving a 20.76-kilometer circle in 6: 05.336 minutes. This is reported by the foreign edition of AutoCar. Thus, the German electric car turned out to be faster than the electric N9 EP9 hypercar, which in 2017 finished 40 seconds later.

Behind the wheel of a German electric car was Roman Dumas, last year on the same Volkswagen I.D. R he also set another record at Pikes Peak. However, for the Nurburgring, Volkswagen had to modify the car to conquer the cult track.

While Volkswagen retained the same setting for the twin engine and battery that was used during its record-breaking mileage on the Pikes Peak, the automaker did a lot of work to maximize downforce and acceleration of the car. To achieve maximum speed, Volkswagen has changed its power management system.

 So, Volkswagen I.D. The R produces 680 horsepower, at least it was on Pikes Peak, while the Nio EP9 hypercar and its four-engine design produces 1,341 horsepower. (1000 kW). This shows the importance of the aerodynamics of the vehicle and the effective use of the available power.