Volkswagen Electric Car Record
The all-electric Volkswagen ID.R received the Elektrikli Electric Racing Car of the Year ”award at the Gec Race Night en held before the Essen Motor Show.
In the last two years, ID.R, a 500 kW (680 PS) electric racing car that broke five records in three continents and four countries, has once again proved its success with the award given by Auto Bild Sportscars and Auto Bild Motorsport.
Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets, who received the award, said, uz We are delighted that ID.R was chosen as the race car of the year in the 'Electro' category this year. I receive the award as a representative of the Volkswagen Motorsport team, which has performed excellently in the last two years.
This award is also the success of engineers and technicians in the background who have made a great contribution to the success of the project far from the spotlight. ”
ID.R started to be developed at the end of 2017, and the Frenchman Romain Dumas behind the race car broke his first record in the Pikes Peak International Climbing Race in Colorado (USA) in June 2018.
Then, the dynamic duo broke the electric car record at the Goodwood Speed Festival (GB). In 2019, Dumas scored three more records with ID.R, the ID.R Nürburgring holds the fastest lap record in an electric car at Nordschleife, as well as the overall track record at Goodwood and Tianmen Mountain in China.
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