Volkswagen ID.R units new file at Goodwood

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The all-electric Volkswagen ID.R has made motorsport historical past once more by setting a brand new all-time file on the Goodwood Competition of Pace, and has turn into the primary electrical race automotive to beat a Components 1 automotive.

Romain Dumas accomplished the 1.86-kilometre observe in simply 39.90 seconds. In doing so, the 500kW (680PS) electrical race automotive broke the earlier file, which had stood for 20 years, by 1.7 seconds. He additionally took victory within the Sunday Shootout. The earlier file on the well-known hill climb was set in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld in a 574-KW (780-PS) McLaren- Mercedes MP4/13 with a combustion engine.

“In setting the brand new all-time file on the ‘Goodwood Competition of Pace’, the ID.R has as soon as once more proven that Volkswagen’s electrical powertrain can outperform even essentially the most highly effective typical powertrains,” stated Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets. “Romain Dumas exploited the total potential of the ID.R on this brief however difficult observe. After the victory on Pikes Peak and the e-record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, he has now achieved one other milestone for electromobility. It was a robust efficiency from our complete group, which solely had a really brief time wherein to get a light-weight variant of the ID.R up and working for the Competition of Pace.”

“I’m very proud to have set the all-time file in Goodwood with the ID.R. The brief hill climb is a really particular problem. As a result of the observe is so brief, I couldn’t afford to make even the slightest mistake, and each side of the fine-tuning of the ID.R needed to be excellent. That was notably difficult, as we weren’t in a position to check on the route beforehand,” stated Romain Dumas, who had beforehand taken general victory with the electrical file on the identical venue in 2018.

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Volkswagen Motorsport had systematically modified the ID.R for its outing on the Goodwood Competition of Pace. Amongst different issues, the most recent evolution of the electrical race automotive was lighter than when it set the data on Pikes Peak and on the Nürburgring. “We used a smaller battery than on the Nürburgring and optimised the facility output. As such, the brand new dash model of the ID.R weighs lower than 1,000 kilograms, with the motive force on board,” stated François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director at Volkswagen Motorsport. The ID.R additionally accomplished its record-breaking run with out the Drag Discount System (DRS) that was designed for the high-speed sections of the Nürburgring, because the attribute of the observe in Goodwood made this superfluous.

Know-how associate Bridgestone, which was additionally concerned within the record-breaking run in Goodwood in 1999, additionally provided particular tyres for the 1.86-kilometre dash. “We’re proud to have been a part of this mission and the brand new file in Goodwood. To make sure the Volkswagen ID.R had the very best tyres for this observe, we developed a very comfortable variant of the Bridgestone Potenza slick,” stated Mark Tejedor, Vice President OE Bridgestone EMEA. “We’re clearly delighted that Bridgestone remains to be the tyre on the record-breaking automotive, even after greater than 20 years.”

Roughly 180,000 guests flocked to the ‘Goodwood Competition of Pace’ over the course of the weekend. In addition to the on-track motion, Volkswagen additionally provided them a captivating glimpse of the way forward for electromobility. The model offered a primary public foretaste of the ID.three, which in 2020 would be the first mannequin within the new ID. household to hit the market. Not solely that, however Volkswagen additionally supplied an perception into extra future variants of the fully-electric collection, within the type of the ID. BUZZ and ID.VIZZION research. 

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The submit Volkswagen ID.R units new file at Goodwood appeared first on GreenCarGuide.co.uk.


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