The pikes peak hill climb all electric racer from the VW factory has not just lapped the infamous German race track the Nordschleife in a record pace of 6 minutes 5.336 seconds. The 671bph Volkswagen ID R has completely smashed the track record for electric vehicles with Romain Dumas behind the wheel during the 12.9-mile lape of the Nordschleife circuit.
Dumas says that it was extremely exciting that on their final lap of the day they set the best time and the record was broken. During each session the VW team worked tirelessly to improve the electric racers speed and balance for the German track.
This is another one for the record books for Volkswagen and the ID R. The ID R was first seen competing at the 12.42-mile Pikes Peak hill climb in 2018 where VW set the fastest ever electric vehicle record and then a few short weeks later setting the electric hill climb record at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.