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Takumi

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Is there no thread for this or I just don't know how to search for it?

Volkswagen I.D. R Fastest in Qualifying for Pikes Peak Hillclimb

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Watch the Volkswagen I.D. R EV rocket its way up Pikes Peak
 
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FlatSix911

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The VW I.D. R Pikes Peak, the Porsche 919 Hybrid, and the Audi R18 24 Hours of Le Mans look very similar.

I suspect that the Pikes Peak might have be designed by the same racing team
who have been dismantled following the Le Mans departure.

I wonder if it was a marketing decision to put a VW badge instead of a Porsche or an Audi one?

Or may be it is another way to cover up the emission scandal?

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FlatSix911

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I noticed the same similarity between the 919, R18 and I.D.R ... the shared design certainly shorted the full EV development time.
From a Marketing perspective, the decision to use the VW badge was a another calculated case of Green Washing the Diesel scandal :cool:

The VW I.D. R Pikes Peak, the Porsche 919 Hybrid, and the Audi R18 24 Hours of Le Mans look very similar. I suspect that the Pikes Peak might have be designed by the same racing team who have been dismantled following the Le Mans departure.

I wonder if it was a marketing decision to put a VW badge instead of a Porsche or an Audi one?

Or may be it is another way to cover up the emission scandal?

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Les_vainqueurs_dans_la_ligne_droite_des_Hunaudi%C3%A8res._%2818641735290%29.jpg


car_photo_537880.jpg
 

FlatSix911

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6:05.336 Nürburgring-Nordschleife


Great video... more details here: VW ID.R electric racecar runs fastest emission-free lap of all time on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife - Electrek

The custom-built all-electric race car that weighs “under 2,500 lbs”, is equipped with two electric motors capable of “680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, giving it a 0-60 time of 2.25 seconds,” and a 43 kWh battery pack. VW also made some modifications to adapt it for the demanding Nürburgring-Nordschleife race track.

Unfortunately, the vehicle and driver were still far from the overall record. The record for non-series/non-road-legal vehicles is held by Timo Bernhard in a Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO with an impressive 5:19.546 time – almost a minute faster than the VW ID.R.
 

240W

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Man... you know how many times I crashed on that course (gran turismo, haha), can’t imagine real life at that speed on that track
 

Valore

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Unfortunately, the vehicle and driver were still far from the overall record. The record for non-series/non-road-legal vehicles is held by Timo Bernhard in a Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO with an impressive 5:19.546 time – almost a minute faster than the VW ID.R.

It's still the 2nd fastest time ever.

#1 Porsche 919 Evo:

#2 VW IDR (EV):

#3: Porsche 956 (1983):
 

FlatSix911

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It's still the 2nd fastest time ever.

#1 Porsche 919 Evo:

#2 VW IDR (EV):

#3: Porsche 956 (1983):

Well done... List of Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times - Wikipedia
Length Time Make Model Power/Weight Driver Date Source Notes

5:19.546
Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO 720 PS (530 kW; 710 hp) + 440 PS (324 kW; 434 hp) / 849 kg (1,872 lb) dry Timo Bernhard 29 June 2018 Modified LMP1-h (Le Mans prototype).

6:05.336 Volkswagen ID.R 680 PS (500 kW; 671 hp) / <2,500 lb (1,134 kg) Romain Dumas 03 June 2019 Average speed of 206.96 km/h. Electric vehicle lap record.

6:40.33 Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR (991.2) by Manthey Racing 700 PS (515 kW; 690 hp) / 1,470 kg (3,240 lb) Lars Kern 25 October 2018
 

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