Video: Watch the new VW ID R set a new Nürburgring lap record
As many of you will have heard, Volkswagen have come out with the track devouring monster that is the ID R. This fully electric car went around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a butt-clenching 6:05.336, meaning it is the fastest EV to ever go round this legendary track.
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This is an astonishing 40.56 seconds faster than the previous record holder, the NIO EP9 which ran back in 2016. With a lap time like this comes great speeds. The 680 hp ID R averaged a speed of 206.96 km/h (128.6mph) which round a track like the infamous 'Ring is very impressive.
For those of you who perhaps don't know much about Nürburgring records I'll put this time into perspective for you. The current production car record is 6:44 and that is held by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, so to have a fully electric car do it in 40 or so seconds less is mind boggling.