Volkswagen ID.R on the Nordschleife: High-tech meets tradition
20.8 kilometres, 73 corners, many changes in elevation: the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Volkswagen has chosen one of the most iconic racetracks in the world for its next record attempt with the fully-electric ID.R.
A lap record on the rollercoaster track in the Eifel region of Germany is a prestigious accolade for any race or production car.
Romain Dumas will once again be the man at the wheel of the ID.R. The Frenchman is a four-time winner of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring and one of the most successful Nordschleife experts out there. A circuit that Jackie Stewart, Formula 1 world champion and three-time winner of the German Grand Prix on the Nordschleife (1968, 1971 and 1973), respectfully named the “Green Hell”.
Should Dumas put together a perfect lap, he will hit an average speed of over 185 km/h.