Volkswagen’s ID R electric race car has broken its own record which it created after breaking the 20 years old Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb record.
Romain Dumas, broke the record with the Volkswagen ID R earlier when he finished the 1.86-kilometer track (1.15 miles) at Goodwood in the south of England in 41.18 seconds breaking the record of 41.6 seconds set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999 driving a 780-horsepower McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 with a combustion engine.
In his second attempt, Romain Dumas broke his own record of 41.18 seconds completing the track with 39.90 seconds following that day.
The Volkswagen’s ID R and Romain Dumas are on a roll of breaking records earlier setting a new electric vehicle lap record at Nürburgring-Nordschleife by completing the course in 6:05.336 minutes, which was earlier named to Peter Dumbreck, who was driving a Nio electric vehicle in 2017.
Volkswagen has been showing off its ID concept vehicles from several years and is planning to sell 100,000 ID.3 vehicles yearly and ID R is the testbed for its future vehicles.
The ID.3 hatchback is the first model to be built on the company’s new Modular Electric Drive Toolkit, or MEB, electric-car architecture. Volkswagen introduced it in 2016, MEB is a flexible modular system — really a matrix of common parts — for producing electric vehicles that the company says makes it more efficient and cost-effective.
Volkswagen is expected to announce more than 20 new electric models by 2020 and has a goal to sell one million electric vehicles annually by 2025.