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The ID.R from Volkswagen sets new standards on Mount Tianmen in China: Romain Dumas manages the 99 bends in less than eight minutes. We show exclusive pictures and a video.

Story "Record at "Heaven’s Gate" in China
Barely eight minutes for barely eleven kilometres: Romain Dumas and the ID.R
Up the Chinese Tianmen-Mountain, about 1.300 kilometres direct line from Beijing, it's one of the most spectacular roads in the world can be found: Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road in the province of Zhangjiajie.
“I will certainly remember this record run for ever as my most spectacular outing.” said French driver Romain Dumas after the race.
Te challenge: 99 hairpins ollowed by short sprints, fast winding sections with speeds of up to 230 km/h, and hard braking manoeuvres in extremely narrow tunnels.
The car received a special decor for this run
French driver Romain Dumas currently holds the records on Pikes Peak (USA), at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (GB), and the electric lap record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (D).
Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand and CEO of Volkswagen Brand China, added: “Seeing the ID.R race at this impressive Chinese monument of nature, has been truly spectacular.

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