Volkswagen to Break The Nurburgring Lap Record?
We all know VW’s can perform quite well at the track but how does VW engineering perform at the infamous Nurburgring?
Of course the team at VW is going to need something other than their GTI to hit the tracks here to go for the world record. Enter the I.D.R by Volkswagen.
The IDR already has broken some records such as the Pikes Peak record which was crushed last year. Setting a time of 7 minutes 57.148 seconds, 16 seconds faster than the previous record. If that was not enough a few weeks later it headed over to the Goodwood Festival of Speed where it crushed another record, the electric car record which they delivered a new record of 43.05 seconds.
Fast, you bet this thing is fast. Sure it helps it is piloted by Romain Dumas which is a superb driver but does VW have what it takes to break the Nurburgring record?
Unlike the prior two records it has crushed, this challenge is a bit different. Rather than being a point to point sprint, this is a lap record challenge. Prep for this kind of challenge will include overhauling the suspension and aerodynamics of the car for sure. Dumas is excited but also nervous for this new challenge. “I know the track very well, but the IDR will be a completely different challenge, with its extreme acceleration and huge cornering speeds.”
The current record at the track for an electric car was set by a Nio EP9 with a time of 6 minutes 45.9 seconds. The team at Modded Euros will be cheering for the IDR in its’ new challenge and wish the team the best of luck.
Check out Volkswagen Motorsport’s video to get pumped up for ID. R and its chase for a new record.