Volkswagen has set yet another record with its ID.R electric race car, and it’s the most breathtaking one yet.
Race driver Romain Dumas took the ID.R up Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road on September 2. It’s a 10.9km-long, concrete-surfaced road with 99 curves that ascends Tianmenshan – Chinese for Heaven’s Gate Mountain – in the Hunan Province of China.
The total time was 7:38.585 minutes, making for the fastest ascent of Tianmenshan.
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.