VW Preps To Attack The Ring In The I.D R
evo India|June 2019
VW Preps To Attack The Ring In The I.D R

VW’s electric ID R is out to break another record, but what’s needed to be the fastest EV at the Nürburgring?

Jordan Katsianis

First Volkswagen’s ID R took on Pikes Peak and won, then it posted the fastest climb up Lord March’s driveway at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now it has its sights set on a record closer to home – the fastest EV lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The ID R is designed specifically for such feats, being an all-electric car that combines powertrain hardware from VW’s Formula E racer with a bespoke carbonfibre monocoque chassis. This is not a racing car, as it does not comply with any race series rules. Rather it’s a technical exercise in pushing the limits of electric car engineering and design.


You can read up to 3 premium stories before you subscribe to Magzter GOLD

Log in, if you are already a subscriber


Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium stories, newspapers and 5,000+ magazines


June 2019