Can The Electric Volkswagen I.D.R Set A New Record At Goodwood In Presence Of the Tesla Roadster?

Well, Both are electric and the only difference can be made from the aerodynamics, weight and number of electric motors.

The Volkswagen I.D. R has created a considerable measure of attention after it crushed the by and large Pikes Peak record. Staggeringly, the electric racecar finished the Race to the Clouds in just shy of eight minutes, beating the past record set by Sebastien Loeb three years prior. Presently, Volkswagen has its sights on Goodwood, where it will utilize the I.D. R to endeavor another record. Two-time Le Mans champ Romain Dumas, who set the record time at Pikes Peak, will by and by be in the driver’s seat. The point is basic: set the quickest time at any point recorded by an EV at the Goodwood Hillclimb.

To beat the present EV record, Dumas should finish the testing hillclimb in less than 47.34 seconds, the record time set by Jonny Coker five years back in the Lola-Drayson B12 69/EV. On the off chance that the car’s mind-bowing execution at Pikes Peak is anything to pass by, it could even beat the by and large record held by Nick Heidfeld for almost 20 years, who drove a McLaren MP4/13 thousand prix racer up the slope in only 41.6 seconds. The I.D. R race car produces 680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque on account of two electric engines and a lithium-particle battery pack. It additionally weighs under 2,500 pounds, empowering it to dash to 62 mph in only 2.25 seconds, so we wouldn’t be at all amazed on the off chance that it crushes another record.

“I am extremely anticipating getting back in the driver’s seat of the I.D. R Pikes Peak at the Goodwood Festival of Speed,” said Dumas. “The race in Duke of Richmond’s domain is an extremely unique occasion that is saturated with convention. The best drivers on the planet line up in some amazing hustling cars in an extraordinary climate. The I.D. R Pikes Peak may at present be exceptionally youthful, yet the record-breaking keep running on Pikes Peak has effectively made it a ‘living legend’.” Volkswagen should defeat some calculated difficulties to convey the car to Goodwood, in any case, in light of the fact that the I.D. R was just come back to Germany a couple of days prior after its record keep running at Pikes Peak.

This leaves brief period for VW to set up the electric race car for its Goodwood make a big appearance. It will likewise be joined at the British occasion by the twin-motor Golf Hans-Joachim Stuck drove at Pikes Peak in 1987.

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