“After the shakedown in Oschersleben, the first test runs in Spain have also gone as planned,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets. “After its record outing on Pikes Peak, it’s really exciting now to witness the ID. R on a real racetrack. The optimisation of an electric sports car for the Nürburgring is a great new challenge for the whole team. We’re all really looking forward to demonstrating the strength of electric mobility once more, this time on the legendary Nordschleife.” The ID. R is the racing forerunner to the new ID. product family – Volkswagen’s wide range of purely electric vehicles to be launched from 2020.
Successful start to the ID. R electric race car test programme
- Four-day test in Almería brings many new insights
- ID. R drives on Bridgestone Potenza Tyres for the first time in southern Spain
- Record attempt for electric vehicles on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring planned for summer 2019
The countdown has begun: at the sun-drenched “Circuit de Almería” in Andalucía, the purely electric powered ID. R began the preparatory phase for its record attempt on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Driver Romain Dumas, who in summer 2019 will seek to break the current record for electric vehicles on the 20.832 kilometres racetrack in the Eifel, completed the first test runs in Spain with Bridgestone tyres this week.