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An extraordinary drive on the limit, with spectacular images and the first record on Tianmen Mountain: Volkswagen has achieved a major milestone with the Volkswagen ID.R in China–one that literally helps drive electromobility to new highs. Romain Dumas completed the 99 tight corners on the Tianmen Mountain road in seven …

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10.906 kilometers, 99 corners, one aim: another groundbreaking record with the Volkswagen ID.R. Today, September 2, Volkswagen will literally push electro-mobility to new peaks on the mythical Tianmen Mountain in China. The breathtaking Big Gate Road near Zhangjiajie is one of the most dramatic in the world. In the important …

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It was already eye-catching enough. Now, a powerful shade of red is taking e-mobility to the top from a visual perspective too–the Volkswagen ID.R will sport a special livery for its record attempt on Tianmen Mountain in China. The red stands for the fully-electric, 500-kW (680-PS) prototype’s fifth record attempt, …

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Another day with the record-breaking Volkswagen ID.R means another record gets broken–this time, it’s the 20-year-old Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb Record. Driven once more by two-time Le Mans 24 Hours-winner Romain Dumas, the Goodwood record is the third landmark for the all-electric machine. The ID.R established a new electric …

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Volkswagen recently broke a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record when its Volkswagen ID.R electric race car ran a lap of the famed circuit at six minutes, 5.336 seconds, beating the previous record by a little over 40 seconds. Well, it’s been a week since the record has been announced and Volkswagen …

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Volkswagen has achieved another milestone in electro-mobility: The Volkswagen ID.R, powered by two electric motors, lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes—faster than any electric vehicle before it. Romain Dumas beat the previous record set by Peter Dumbreck in 2017 in a NIO EP9 by 40.564 seconds. With an average speed …

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It hasn’t been a year since Volkswagen and Romain Dumas broke the Pikes Peak hill climb record by 16 seconds and they’re already preparing two Volkswagen ID.R fully-electric race cars to take the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record as well. On the 20.832-kilometer-long circuit, Dumas completed an extensive testing programme, driving …

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