Volkswagen ID.R Returns To Goodwood To Defend Its Title

source: Volkswagen Motorsports Romain Dumas returns to iconic southern England event to defend the record set last year Volkswagen Motorsport lines up with a special sprint version of the ID.R Herndon — The Volkswagen ID.R is set to defend its title at the prestigious “Goodwood Festival of Speed” in West Sussex, England July 4th to 7th.  Last year, Romain Dumas, at the wheel of the fully-electric race car, set a new record for electric vehicles, completing the mile-long r...

Volkswagen ID.R Sets New Electric Record On The Nürburgring

source: Volkswagen Motorsport Editor's note: After conquering Pike's Peak (here and here) and the Goodwood Festival of Speed (here), the next brass ring was the Nurburgring. The Volkswagen ID.R and Romain Dumas just did that with an e-record of 6:05.336, beating the previous record by 40.564 seconds. 6:05.336 minutes – the Volkswagen ID.R has driven the fastest emission-free lap of all time on the most difficult race track in the world Volkswagen driver Romain Dumas beat the previous record ...

Volkswagen Shares Footage From I.D. R Pikes Peak Record-Breaking Run

[source: Volkswagen Motorsports] Volkswagen just released video shot from a helicopter of the record breaking run by the I.D. R Pikes Peak and Romain Dumas. The sound seems to be coming from in-car footage so maybe Volkswagen will be releasing that soon. Until then, enjoy the video of the incredible 7m 57.148s run - Editor Herndon, VA — On June 24th, Volkswagen made motorsports history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Today, video of the entire record-breaking run is ava...

All-Time Record: Volkswagen Makes History With The I.D. R Pikes Peak

[source: Volkswagen Motorsport] 7m 57.148s minutes – Volkswagen’s electric racing car sets a new overall record Romain Dumas betters Sébastien Loeb’s record by 16 seconds I.D. R Pikes Peak: the sporty forerunner of the new, fully-electric I.D. family Wolfsburg - Volkswagen and the I.D. R Pikes Peak have made history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driving the 500-kW (680 PS) I.D. R Pikes Peak, Romain Dumas (F) defeated a field including cars with conventional...

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Sets Fastest Time In Qualifying

PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB Driver Romain Dumas clocks time of the day at Pikes Peak Volkswagen preparing meticulously for Sunday’s race Sven Smeets: “Compliments to the team, but that was only qualifying.” Wolfsburg - Romain Dumas and the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak made a clear statement of intent in qualifying ahead of the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US state of Colorado. The Frenchman, at the wheel of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric ra...

Volkswagen Group Is Headed Back To Pikes Peak But It’s Not What You Think

source: Volkswagen of America, intro: Bill Cho Say 'Pikes Peak' to an Audi fan and visions of Michele Mouton, John Buffum, Bobby Unser, Walter Rohrl, and, of course, the Sport quattro E2 Pikes Peak pop into their head. Volkswagen Group is headed back to Pikes Peak but this time it's Volkswagen leading the charge with an electric race car, the I.D. R Pikes Peak. The driver of this car should be familiar to Audi Sport fans, Romain Dumas. Dumas won the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Audi ...

Pirelli Shines the Spotlight on the Intercontinental GT Challenge

source: Pirelli Milan - The opening round of this year’s Intercontinental GT Challenge – the only intercontinental series for the world’s top GT drivers, with Pirelli as exclusive tire supplier – gets underway this weekend at the famous Bathurst 12 Hours in Australia. The Mount Panorama track is one of the most epic on the planet, with several changes in elevation and some truly demanding corners. Pirelli currently holds the track record, set two years ago in qualifying when th...