VW ID.R prototype smashes electric Nürburgring record
The famously difficult Nürburgring Nordschleife served as an F1 track until Niki Lauda’s crash in 1976. Car manufacturers use the publicly accessible track to develop cars. But given its legendary name, is has become a location to showcase speed and develpment through records.
By lapping the 20,8 kilometers long Nordschleife in little over 6 minutes, the ID.R prototype, driven by Romain Dumas, achieved an average speed of 206,96 kilometers an hour. The ID.R prototype is used to showcase VW’s commitment to developing electric cars.