See VW ID.R Set New Goodwood Hillclimb Record With Incredible Ease


There’s a new king of the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and we mean that literally. If you’ve been watching the action from the famous British Hillclimb event, you may have seen the Volkswagen ID.R whine its way to the top. You might have missed it, however, especially if you stepped away briefly to pour a cup of tea. That’s because driver Romain Dumas completed the run in just 41.18 seconds, which is fast enough not only to claim the current top spot for the 2019 event, but also to claim the overall record. And there’s still lot more action to come.


As you can see, Volkswagen is keen to let the world know about this new achievement. It is indeed tremendous, as the previous record of 41.6 seconds was set back in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld in a considerably smaller McLaren MP4/13 Formula One car. That was during the V10 era, with the…

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