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07/07/19
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Faster than Formula 1: New record for the Volkswagen ID.R in Goodwood

Faster than Formula 1: New record for the Volkswagen ID.R in Goodwood
The electric ID.R is the first car to complete the Hillclimb in less than 40 seconds.
  • Volkswagen ID.R once again makes motorsport history with a new record in Goodwood
  • First electric race car to hold the all-time record at the ‘Festival of Speed’
  • Romain Dumas breaks long-standing Formula 1 record by 1,7 seconds

The first electric race car to beat Formula 1: The Volkswagen ID.R has made motorsport history again by setting a new all-time record at the ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’. Romain Dumas completed the 1.86-kilometre track in the south of England in just 39.90 seconds. In doing so, the 500-kW (680-PS) electric race car broke the previous record, which had stood for 20 years, by 1.7 seconds. He also took victory in the Sunday Shootout. The previous record at the famous hillclimb was set in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld in a 574-KW (780-PS) McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 with a combustion engine.

Romain Dumas breaks the 20-year-old record in the ID.R.

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