Tag: Romain Dumas

Volkswagen ID R smashes electric Nürburgring lap record

VW’s ID R electric race car has set a new Nürburgring Nordschleife record, lapping the 12.9-mile circuit in 6 min 05.336 seconds. It beat the previous best time, set by the Nio EP9 electric hypercar, by some 40 seconds. However, while that was a production-based machine, the ID R is […]

Volkswagen’s Pikes Peak record run – from all angles

Watch Romain Dumas break the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record in Volkswagen’s revolutionary electric racer. Dumas was at the wheel of the 650PS all-electric ID R prototype specially crafted for the purpose. Defeating cars powered by conventional engines, his time of 7:57.148 minutes not only smashed the previous […]