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Watch the VW ID. R set a new Nurburgring record
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6th Jun 2019
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Watch the VW ID. R set a new Nurburgring record

Earlier this week, Romain Dumas shattered the Nurburgring Nordschleife record for electric vehicles with the Volkswagen ID.R. His time (6:05.336) is almost six seconds faster than Stefan Bellof – the long-time lap record holder – could do in a Porsche 956 racer, and around 40 seconds faster than the existing electric record holder, the Nio EP9.
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Volkswagen considering an all-electric R model
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5th Aug 2018
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Volkswagen considering an all-electric R model

With the electric Volkswagen ID hatch, ID Buzz people mover, and ID Crozz crossover all approved for production, the Wolfburg-based firm is thinking of adding some excitement to the battery-powered range. "We have an idea [for an electric R], based on what’s going on on the racing and production side, but we haven’t defined a date yet," Jost Capito, head of Volkswagen's R division, told Autocar.
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Volkswagen I.D. R sets sights on Goodwood Hillclimb record
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11th Jul 2018
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Volkswagen I.D. R sets sights on Goodwood Hillclimb record

Hot on the heels of its triumph at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, Volkswagen is letting the all-electric I.D. R loose at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The all-wheel drive tearaway will be piloted by Romain Dumas, who has his sights set on breaking yet another pure-electric record. Along with the I.D. R, the twin-engine 1987 Golf that inspired it will be on show at the Goodwood event, although Dumas is understandably keen to talk about his new, electric whip.
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