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Volkswagen aims for Nurburgring EV record with its ID R electric racer

January 21, 2019, 12:05 PM IST by Abhishek Nigam
Volkswagen aims for Nurburgring EV record with its ID R electric racer

- Current record is 6:45.9 set by the Nio EP9 track car

- Driver Romain Dumas will be behind the wheel again

Looks like Volkswagen have a checklist of records which it aims demolish one after the other. After obliterating the Pikes Peak record with its ID R electric race car, VW has now set its sights on the Nurburgring. The current record is 6:45.9 set by the Nio EP9 track car back in 2017 and VW will attempt to break the record later this year. According to reports, the ID R could lap the famed 'Ring in around 5:30 which is pretty close to the time set by the Porsche 919 Evo. 

Romain Dumas was behind the wheel when the ID R scorched through Pikes Peak and has been given driving duties for Nurburgring too. The ID R will be modified slightly and changes will mostly be in the area of aerodynamics, as the car will need to handle much higher speeds than it did at Pikes Peak. There will be tweaks to the powertrain, too, though it will still consist of an electric motor at each axle producing a combined 670bhp. Weight of the car will also remain under 1,150 kg. 

 

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