Volkswagen ID.R Electric Race Car Breaks Nürburgring Record

Volkswagen ID.r Nurburgring World Record

Volkswagen ID.R Breaks Records

Remember the excitement when the NIO EP9 became the first electric car to break the Nürburgring record? Today we’re proud to report on a car that is taking that accomplishment to the next level, the Volkswagen ID.R.

The Volkswagen ID.R beat the Nürburgring record on June 3, 2019 at a time of 6:05.336. Though it no longer holds the record, it is currently still the fastest EV in the world. The ID.R also set records at 2018 Pike’s Peak and defeated the 20yr standing Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb record. The vehicle underwent some modifications for optimal performance on each course.

Volkswagen’s Master Plan

Why is Volkswagen suddenly so interested in setting speed records? The technological advancement gained can be translated to production. VW has plans for more than 20 fully electric models. Their goal is to sell 1 million EVs annually by 2025. Sound familiar? Yeah, that’s pretty much every major automaker’s make or break plan. Volkswagen is clearly succeeding, we look forward to reporting on their progress. In the meantime, enjoy this 9min video displaying the entire record setting lap at the Nürburgring race track, as well as an interview with ID.R driver Romain Dumas.