Pikes Peak winner Romain Dumas to drive the further-developed Volkswagen ID. R Unique sports car spearheads Volkswagen’s electrification strategy as ambassador to the future family of electric production vehicles “Green Hell” regarded as one of the most demanding racetracks in the world Wolfsburg (January 19, 2019) – Volkswagen is driving electromobility forward at high speed, both in production vehicles and on the racetrack. Following the record-breaking run at the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the ID. R—Volkswagen’s fully-electric sports car—has now set its sights on another record in the summer of 2019: the lap record for electric cars on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, which is regarded as the toughest racetrack in the world. The ID. R is the sporty ambassador to an entire range of electric vehicles, which Volkswagen plans to launch from 2020 onwards. The ID. R’s motorsport assignments are a declaration of Volkswagen’s commitment to electromobility and underline the huge potential power that e-drive can deliver on regular roads in the future. “After the record on Pikes Peak, the fastest time for electric cars on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife is the next big challenge for the ID. R,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets. “A lap record on the Nordschleife is […]

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