The record-breaking Volkswagen ID.R electric race car will be coming to South Africa and members of the public will be able to see the car in the metal at the forthcoming Festival of Motoring taking place from 22-25 August 2019.
With no less than 500 kW on tap, the Volkswagen ID.R electric race car made news headlines last year at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb where it set a new electric vehicle record of 7m 57.148 seconds with Romain Dumas behind the wheel.
The VW ID.R then went on to smash a new electric lap record at the famous Nurburgring in Germany this year with a time of 6m 05.336 seconds. But that’s not all, because the car then proceeded to claim the all-time record at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed with a time of 39.90 seconds.
It’s clear then that Volkswagen is on a mission to break records with the ID.R and the next record attempt will take place in September 2019 where a red ID.R will head to China to attempt a new record for the ascent of Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road which is one of the most challenging driving roads on earth. Carved into Tianmen Mountain, the road is just under 10 km long and has no less than 99 corners.
Spectators at the Festival of Motoring will be able to see the static VW ID.R in the metal as well as the soon-to-be-launched Volkswagen T-Cross and the special edition Volkswagen Amarok Canyon.