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