Volkswagen record on the highway with 99 turns showed from the cockpitOctober 15, 2019
Volkswagen ID.R racing electric car, driven by French pilot Romain Dumas, climbed a difficult track to Tianmen Mountain in China in 7 minutes and 38.585 seconds
Volkswagen Motorsport posted an onboard video with the record-breaking race of the ID.R electric racing car on Tianmen Mountain in China. The car under the control of the French pilot Romain Dumas passed the 11-kilometer track in 7 minutes and 38.585 seconds.
The road to Tianmen Mountain, where the Sky Gate cave is located, consists of 99 sharp turns, and the elevation difference is 200-1300 meters. At the moment, the road is open only for tourist buses and special events. The previous record belonged to the “charged” SUV Range Rover Sport SVR, which in 2018 was able to climb a mountain serpentine in 9 minutes 51 seconds.
Volkswagen ID.R is equipped with two electric units, which in total develop 680 liters. from. and 650 Nm of torque. A racing electric car weighing only 1,100 kg is capable of accelerating from standstill to 100 km / h in 2.25 seconds.
The car owns several high-speed achievements at once, including the absolute record of competitions in climbing Pikes Peak (7 minutes and 57.148 seconds), as well as the record of the Nürburgring’s Northern Loop among electric cars (6 minutes and 5.336 seconds) . In addition, Volkswagen ID.R climbed the hill faster than anyone else as part of the British Goodwood Festival of Speed, showing a time of 39.90 seconds.
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