VW ID R takes all-time Goodwood hillclimb report - with video

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Upgraded racer beats Nick Heideld’s 1999 report, then goes even sooner with sub 40-second time

Volkswagen has smashed the outright hillclimb report at Goodwood Pageant of Velocity with the 671bhp ID R electrical racer. 

Driver Romain Dumas initially took the report on the second day of the occasion, setting a time of 41.18 seconds in a apply session, earlier than going even sooner a day later with a 39.90 within the timed shootout.

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The earlier report for the Sussex course had stood since 1999, when Heidfeld set a time of 41.18 seconds on the wheel of  McLaren MP4/13 F1 automobile – a tempo to date forward of the rest that Formulation One vehicles have been subsequently banned from making timed runs.

With someday of the 2019 Pageant remaining, there’s each likelihood Dumas will get one other likelihood to go even sooner, though an opportunity of rain might forestall additional enhancements. He joked after breaking the report for a second time, saying “if we keep yet another week, it’s potential we might discover just a few extra tenths.”

The ID R got here to Goodwood contemporary from its report 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 671bhp ID R broke the outright report on the Pikes Peak hill climb final yr, however wanted heavy modifications to deal with the 12.9-mile Nordschleife’s lengthy straights and quick corners.

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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%. Modifications to the power administration system assist the automobile attain its high pace sooner, whereas utilizing much less power from its twin lithium-ion battery packs.

Driver 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 report for quickest EV across the ‘Ring in 2017 with a time of 6:45.90.

Volkswagen additionally teamed up with free-to-play racing simulator RaceRoom to let gamers digitally compete with its real-world report try. A digital model of the ID R was created utilizing knowledge 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 totally electrical ID. product household from Volkswagen continues in full power,” Volkswagen’s Motorsport Director Sven Smeets, stated. “As soon as once more, this time in 2019, the ID. R will exhibit the nice potential of electrical drive, combining emissions-free know-how with true emotion.”

Learn extra

How Volkswagen broke the Pikes Peak hillclimb all-time report

Goodwood Pageant of Velocity updates

Volkswagen to bid for electrical Nurburgring lap report


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