Is that this headline getting outdated but? Volkswagen’s electrical ID.R prototype has formally thrashed one other course report, its sufferer this time being Nick Heidfeld’s 1999 report at Goodwood in a McLaren Components 1 automobile.
Heidfeld’s time up the Goodwood Hill Climb, set in a 1999 McLaren MP4-13, sat uncontested at 41.6 seconds for 2 straight many years till Romain Dumas got here alongside, driving the upgraded Nürburgring-spec Volkswagen ID.R. Dumas handily flattened Heidfeld’s time, stomping the report with a 41.1-second run on Friday, after which grinding it into the dust by dashing to the highest of the hill in 39.90 seconds on Saturday.
Dumas could have already cracked the course report twice this weekend, however he’ll have a 3rd alternative come Sunday, when the Timed Shootout begins. Even within the unlikely situation that he biffs exhausting and crashes the ID.R, Dumas and Volkswagen will depart Goodwood as the electrical record-holders at three of the world’s most esteemed racing venues: Goodwood, Pikes Peak, and the Nürburgring.
At each of the previous, Volkswagen set total information, relegating the occasions it beat to the standing of inner combustion report. Porsche’s indomitable 919 Evo stands between the ID.R and the Nürburgring’s total report, which most likely will not fall to an electrical automobile any time quickly.
Regardless of its success, Volkswagen will not but retire the ID.R to a museum; it plans to ship the ID.R to China later this yr, the place it’s going to tackle the four.Three-mile, 99-corner Tianmen Shan Massive Gate Highway. As of now, the Vary Rover Sport SVR holds the course report with a 9:51, although with the ID.R’s numerous efficiency benefits, Land Rover can solely await its report’s execution by the hands of the cruel Volkswagen ID.R.