Well, why not, right? Volkswagen, having already broken the Pikes Peak record, now wants another one: it wants to become the fastest EV at the Nürburgring.

And it wants to become the fastest EV at the Nürburgring soon – we’re told the attempt will take place at some point in the summer of this year, 2019. “A lap record on the Nordschleife is a great accolade for any car, whether a race car or a production car,” explains VW motorsports boss Sven Smeets.

The team is gunning for Peter Dumbreck’s 2017 record-setting EV run, when he took the NIO EP9 and managed 6m 45.9s.

There’ll be a fair few changes made to the aero of the mad VW ID R over the version that ran at Pikes Peak. Largely because Pikes Peak starts at 2,862m above sea level and finishes at 4,302m. The ‘Ring? Between 320m and 617m above sea level.

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Volkswagen Seeks To Obliterate Nürburgring EV Lap Record With VW ID R

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