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07/03/19
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Goodwood Festival of Speed: Volkswagen ID.R electric race car sets sights on Formula 1 record

Goodwood Festival of Speed: Volkswagen ID.R electric race car sets sights on Formula 1 record
New challenge for the Volkswagen ID.R at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
  • All-time record for the Goodwood Hillclimb has stood for 20 years
  • Special sprint version of the ID.R developed for the hillclimb
  • Volkswagen presents ID. family and R models at the famous motorsport revival

It is a battle of the technology concepts at the “Goodwood Festival of Speed” (04 to 07 July 2019) – electric drivetrain versus petrol engine. Volkswagen travels with the ID.R electric race car to the famous motorsport revival in southern England, where it will take aim at the course record, which has stood for exactly 20 years. Back in 1999, Nick Heidfeld (D) set the fastest time of 41.6 seconds in a Formula 1 car, the McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13, driven by a V10 naturally-aspirated engine generating roughly 574 kW (780 PS). Only last year, the ID.R, which has a system performance of 500 kW (680 PS), set a new record for electric cars in Goodwood. Romain Dumas (F) was at the wheel of the ID.R, the sporty spearhead of the fully-electric ID. family of production vehicles. In doing so, he also set the third fastest time in the history of the event.

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