VW ID R beats Goodwood hillclimb document - with video

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Upgraded racer arrives contemporary from setting electrical Nordschleife document, beating Nick Heidfeld’s 1999 time by zero.5 seconds

Volkswagen has damaged the outright hillclimb document at Goodwood Competition of Velocity with the 671bhp ID R electrical racer. 

Recent from its document breaking efforts on the Nurburgring, the place it set the quickest lap ever for an electrical automobile with a time of 6min 05.336secs, the ID R has tackled the Goodwood hill in 41.18 seconds, beating Nick Hiedfeld’s earlier hill document of 41.6 seconds. The document for the Sussex course had stood since 1999, when Heidfeld set it on the wheel of a McLaren MP4/13 F1 automobile, though trendy F1 equipment is now not timed up the hill.

All of the information from the Goodwood Competition of Velocity 2019

The 671bhp ID R broke the outright document on the Pikes Peak hill climb final 12 months, however wanted heavy modifications to deal with the 12.9-mile Nordschleife’s lengthy straights and quick corners.

They included a new F1-inspired aerodynamics bundle, which added a new rear wing, redesigned entrance splitter and drag discount system (DRS) which, when deployed, reduces downforce by as a lot as 20%. Adjustments to the vitality administration system assist the automobile attain its high velocity sooner, whereas utilizing much less vitality from its twin lithium-ion battery packs.

Driver Romain Dumas, who has received the Nurburgring 24-hour race 4 occasions dethroned the Nio EP9 electrical hypercar by greater than 40 seconds. The EP9 set the earlier document for quickest EV across the ‘Ring in 2017 with a time of 6:45.90.

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Volkswagen additionally teamed up with free-to-play racing simulator RaceRoom to let gamers digitally compete with its real-world document try. A digital model of the ID R was created utilizing information from the unique automobile, with VW Motorsport engineers serving to to create a practical driving expertise.

“The ID. R’s mission to be the spearhead of the absolutely electrical ID. product household from Volkswagen continues in full power,” Volkswagen’s Motorsport Director Sven Smeets, mentioned. “As soon as once more, this time in 2019, the ID. R will reveal the nice potential of electrical drive, combining emissions-free expertise with true emotion.”

Learn extra

How Volkswagen broke the Pikes Peak hillclimb all-time document

Goodwood Competition of Velocity updates

Volkswagen to bid for electrical Nurburgring lap document


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