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Volkswagen ID.R Electric Race Car Smashes Nürburgring Record With 6:05.336 Lap

Dumas’s lap averaged just over 205 kph (127 mph), making it the second-fastest in the Nürburgring’s history. This time beats even Stefan Bellof’s famous 6:11, set in 1983 behind the wheel of a Porsche 956, though it still falls short of Timo Bernhard’s all-time record of 5:19, chalked up late last year in the Porsche 919 Evo. Likewise, it means that the Volkswagen ID.R and Dumas along with it hold three electric course records at renowned international racing venues, including the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Goodwood Hill Climb, and now the Nürburgring. Said PPIHC record is also the mountain’s overall record, knocking out the former record-holding Peugeot 208 T16 by 16 seconds.

Onboard footage of the record lap is likely coming to Volkswagen Motorsport’s YouTube channel in the near future. Expect some Scheiße nearing the level of the overall record holder, and that eerie electric soundtrack along with it.
Source: The Drive