is the first production model of VWs new, all-electric ID-family time on the market, because the Wolfsburg attack after the electric-star: a further development of the race car ID R, Volkswagen wants to break the lap record for electric vehicles on the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

The first Tests in the “Green hell” is already running: As in the previous year, as the ID R broke the previous record at Pikes Peak hillclimb in the United States, is also the latest record-breaking attempt, the Frenchman Romain Dumas at the wheel of the blue car.

Enormously high curve speed

Dumas is familiar with the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, as barely a Second. Already four Times he won the famous 24-hour race. Nevertheless, he goes to the first test drives with great respect. “I drove the Nordschleife with the ID R countless times in the Simulator. But the right feeling, especially for the extremely high cornering speeds, do you get first on the race track.”

must be How enormous the forces of electric cars: The E-drive provides a total of 500 kW (680 HP), with which it comes in 2.25 seconds on Tempo 100. On the long Straight of the about 21-Kilometer-long course at a maximum speed of 270 km/h can be achieved. The average speed will be according to VW, at around 180 km/h! To beat 6:45,90 minutes, which were prepared in 2017 of a Nio NP9.

weather lottery

The first Tests in the “green hell” serve the Work on the Setup to find the correct setting for the later record attempt in the summer. The weather lottery provides an additional component to the Eifel again and again capricious. “In case of rain we will not be driving much. We need a dry track, the ID R for the record”, explains Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport Director.

is subject to change During the true ID R only Dumas can control racing fans, the cars, at least virtually. In the free racing simulation raceroom under www.raceroom.com/volkswagen he is available now for anyone ready to ride.