Volkswagen's ID.R Pikes Peak is possibly the biggest promoter of ID family and it has recently , as we have already reported put on a new mission: breaking an absolute electric record at the Nürburgring race track. For this purpose, Volkswagn carried out some thorough processing, of which the most notable are aerodynamic innovations. The aerodynamic package is considerably less encompassed by the new one, because of the lower altitude, the large wingers were no longer needed.

Setting up a record on the track, which is considered technically at least one of the most demanding in the world, if not the most demanding, was trusted to Frenchman Romain Dumas. Let's recall, he is also the driver, who little under one year ago, on June 24, 2018, set the absolute record for the race to the American Pikes Peak, and set the time with ID.R, but in its previous edition. His time at that time was 7: 57,148.

The new record of electric cars on Nürburgring is just 6: 05,336, which is as much as 40,564 seconds better than the time Peter Dumbreck put up with Niom EP9 two years ago.“To be a record-holder on the Nordschleife makes me unbelievably proud,” says Dumas. “For me, this is the best and most difficult race track in the world. I want to thank the team at Volkswagen Motorsport, who have once again done a fantastic job. The ID.R was perfectly prepared for the Nordschleife and it was so much fun to experience the blistering acceleration and rapid cornering speeds.”

Some glimpses from a record ride can be seen in the picture above. What is also worth mentioning is that Volkswagen has wih this record also achieved an interesting milestone. Given the fact that Neil Jani has achieved the same achievement among gasoline cars with Porsche 919 EVO last year, Volkswagen Group became the owner of both absolute records, among electric and gasoline (or hybrid) powered cars.

June 3, 2019 Driving photo: Volkswagen

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