VW Motorsport plans to visit the Nurburgring-Nordschleife circuit in the near-summer to try on it with the electric ID.R down another record after what Romain Dumas was able to break at the beginning of the year at this year’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb.
The absolute time in the EV’s category on the 20+ km German track belongs to the Chinese origin and construction of the Nio EP9, which has “written” in Ring Time 6:45,900.
In its latest effort, in addition to the new tire supplier (Bridgestone) and the modifications in the field of aerodynamics, the German company is proceeding with further upgrades, adding for the occasion a DRS system, in the F1 standard, on the rear spoiler of the vehicle.
However, the rear flap of the ID.R will be used in the Ring, and especially in the long back line, solely to maintain the remaining energy reserves and not for extra thrust in order to overtaken.
The fastest absolute time so far in this circuit is 5:19,546 (average speed: 233.70 km/h), which Timo Bernhard was able to write behind the rudder of a modified version of the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo decommissioned.
Read also : Electric Volkswagen ID.R scored another record