Volkswagen Motorsport has completed more tests with the fully- electric ID. R on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. “It was a very positive day for us,” said François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director of Volkswagen Motorsport. “We only had three hours, in which to test on the track, but we made very eﬃcient use of them.” In dry conditions, Romain Dumas (F) alternated behind the wheel of two ID. R. “We used the two cars to test diﬀerent set- ups for the chassis, aerodynamics and tyres,” said Demaison. “The test was a big step forward for us.”
Dumas had previously driven the 500-kW (680-PS) race car on the iconic 20.832-kilometre circuit in the Eifel region of Germany for the ﬁrst time on 25 April. After the second successful test, preparations for the attempt on the record for electric vehicles now enter their crucial phase. The Volkswagen Motorsport engineers will use the data acquired to continue to ﬁne-tune the ID. R, before the electric race car makes its next appearance on the most demanding racetrack in the world. The record attempt with the ambassador for Volkswagen’s future range of fully- electric production vehicles, the Volkswagen ID. family, is planned for this summer. The current record for E-vehicles stands at 6:45.90 minutes.