News: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak success story continues – with a historic record

Winner at the biggest garden party in the world of motorsport: Romain Dumas (F) and the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak impressed on the hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 500-kW (680 PS) prototype is the first fully-electric racing car to win the Goodwood Hill Climb. In doing so, the I.D. R Pikes Peak set a new record for electric cars with a time of 43.86 seconds – 3.48 seconds faster than the previous best. The Goodwood Hill Climb differed in a number of ways from the iconic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, at which the sporty ambassador for the I.D. family sensationally set a new all-time record just three weeks ago, and for which the car was specially developed: A standing start, an extremely narrow track and no extreme altitude. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the largest event of its type in the world and is a Mecca for motorsport fans. In 2018, more than 200,000 people visited the event in the south of England.

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