Volkswagen I.D. R was the fastest car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, ever.
Fully Charged was invited and hired by Volkswagen to document the record attempt of the Volkswagen I.D. R at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which on July 6 resulted in the all-time record of 39.9 seconds. Here we can see the footage and a lot of insights from the event.
We are in a great position to observe the history of electrification as it happens right now. Decades-old records are falling, while all the vehicles meet at Goodwood for a joint celebration.
Besides the sprint version of the I.D. R, Fully Charged’s Jonny Smith visited also some of other models – including the Volkswagen ID.3 and Honda e.
“Join Jonny Smith and watch the full onboard footage as he shadows the VW Motorsport team at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the electric ID.R race car hopes to become the fastest four-wheeler to ever compete at the Hillclimb.
Fully Charged interviews the team battery engineers for the low-down on high voltage spec, and other adjustments made in order to beat the 20-year record held by a Formula One car on the 1.16 mile Goodwood House Hillclimb.
Whilst at Goodwood Jonny also visited the Honda E EV, the VW ID3, VW ID Buzz, VW ID Vizzion and enjoyed the contrast between turbocharged piston engines, V6s, V8s, V10s, V12s, Moto GP bikes, NASCARs and all manner of other unsilenced engines against the whoosh/whistle/hiss of EVs.”
Volkswagen I.D. R records with Romain Dumas behind the wheel:
Gallery: Volkswagen I.D. R at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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