Faster than Formula 1: new record for the Volkswagen ID.R in Goodwood
The first electric race car, the Volkswagen ID.R, has made motorsport history again by setting a new all-time record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Romain Dumas completed the 1.86-kilometre track in the south of England in just 39.90 seconds. In doing so, the 500-kW (680-PS) electric race car breaks long-standing Formula 1 record by 1,7 seconds.
The previous record at the famous hillclimb, which had stood for 20 years, was set in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld in a 574-KW (780-PS) F1 McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 with a combustion engine.
Dumas and ID.R also took victory in the Sunday Shootout.