Is the Volkswagen ID.R breaking the next record? About five weeks after the lap record for e-vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the all-electric race car will compete for the title at the "Goodwood Festival of Speed" (4 to 7 July 2019). With Romain Dumas at the helm, the Bolide 2018 had set a new electric record in the prestigious race in Sdengland in 43.86 seconds.
At the Goodwood Hillclimb, the Frenchman set the best time in 15 years at the 1.86-kilometer circuit. Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets notes that the ID.R is specifically geared to the race: "In 2018 we were just three weeks after the record-breaking run at Pikes Peak in Goodwood and used the technical configuration of the hill climb for the first time with an ID.R specially prepared for Goodwood. "
Means: The main focus of the engineers is on a specially designed for the short distance drive configuration. "We've developed yet another evolutionary stage of the ID.R, a smaller battery sprint version to further reduce weight," says Francois-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director Volkswagen Motorsport. "In addition, we chose a much more aggressive energy management strategy for the very short distance, and the Goodwood sprint requires very high power over a very short period of time."
The article "Volkswagen ID.R chasing the next record" was published on 14.06.2019 in the category News by Andreas Reiners with the keywords Motorsports, Record, News, released.
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