The new absolute track record belongs to EVs: 39.9 seconds, set by Romain Dumas in the Volkswagen I.D. R
On July 6, Romain Dumas made use of another run in the Volkswagen I.D. R at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed and further improved its all-time record to 39.9 seconds (compared to 41.18 seconds in the practice run).
Both times beat the 41.60-second time set in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld driving a McLaren MP4/13. We’re more than certain that 20 years ago no one would have imagined that an electric car could be be quicker than an F1.
The Volkswagen I.D. R driven at Goodwood is a special sprint version of the I.D. R, with a smaller battery pack, since the track length is just 1.16-mile.
This is a huge success for Volkswagen, which also presented its other I.D. cars, including a pre-production Volkswagen ID.3 at the event.
Volkswagen I.D. R records with Romain Dumas behind the wheel:
Below is a video of the previous record of 41.18 seconds from July 5, 2019:
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