Time of 5 minutes and 30 seconds is feasible
Based on Autocar’s sources, Volkswagen Motorsport intends to take the Volkswagen I.D. R racer that set all-time report of Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb to the Nürburgring. The observe is solely booked for Might 2019.
At present, the quickest EV on the Nürburgring Nordschleife was NIO EP9 (6:45.900 – six minutes, 45.900 seconds). The quickest automobile on the observe ever was closely modified Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo race automobile (5:19.55) at a mean pace of 145.three mph (233.79 km/h).
Early simulations of I.D. R counsel occasions under 5:30 are doable, which supplies it likelihood to beat not solely EVs but additionally ICE vehicles.
““We’re nonetheless at an early stage of preparation, however we’ve already seen lap occasions under 5min 30sec within the simulator,” an insider with information of Volkswagen Motorsport’s Nürburgring plans informed Autocar, including: “There’s extra to return, we’re certain”.”
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Setting a brand new report could be a nice advertising asset forward of the manufacturing launch of the Volkswagen I.D. mannequin in late 2019.
First, the I.D. R must be modified to deal with greater speeds (new aerodynamic package deal, electrical drive system, possibly gearing).
See complete record-setting NIO EP9 Nurburgring lap right here.
The automobile will likely be pushed by Romain Dumas, who was the motive force additionally at Pikes Peak. Dumas is a four-time winner of the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Volkswagen I.D. R spec:
Zero-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.25 seconds
two electrical motors with whole of 500 kW of energy and 650 Nm of torque
curb weight 1,100 kg