Jun 10, 2019

  • Fastest emissions-free lap on the Nürburgring from the perspective of driver Romain Dumas
  • Video shows the lap from driver perspective
  • Three records within twelve months for the fully electric powered ID.R

Wolfsburg (Germany) – 6:05.336 minutes. During this time, Romain Dumas (F) lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in the Volkswagen ID.R. An onboard video from the driver’s perspective shows what it feels like to drive around the legendary circuit at an average speed of 204.96 kilometres per hour. The impressive performance capabilities of electric drive from Volkswagen can be experienced right up close – this was the fastest lap ever driven in an emission-free racing car on the 20.8- kilometre-long race track in the Eifel.

Within just twelve months, Volkswagen Motorsport has already set three track records with the ID.R. On 24 June, 2018, Dumas won the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (USA) with an impressive track record of 7:57.148 minutes. Barely three weeks later, the Frenchman drove the ID.R to a new best time for electric vehicles of 43.86 seconds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. Now, the e-record on the Nordschleife has followed.

About the Volkswagen brand:
Volkswagen Passenger Cars operates in more than 150 markets worldwide and produces vehicles at more than 50 locations in 14 countries. In 2018, Volkswagen produced around 6.24 million vehicles, including bestsellers such as the Golf, Tiguan, Jetta and Passat. Volkswagen has a current workforce of 195,878 employees around the globe. Added to this are more than 10, 000 dealerships with 86,000 employees.

Volkswagen is forging ahead consistently with the further development of automobile production. Electric mobility, smart mobility and digital transformation of the brand are the key strategic issues for the future.

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