VW I.D. R Breaks Goodwood Hillclimb Record… Again


Remember when we said that Volkswagen isn’t done yet in setting a record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed? That came as a prediction rather than a premonition, but it’s not without probable cause. The previous run looked easy, and the hillclimb-focused electric race car was able to do it in 41.18 seconds.

Well, that record didn’t stand long as the same Volkswagen I.D. R did it again and broke its own record at the famous British Hillclimb event. The new time? 39.9 seconds, which was more than a second faster than its previous run. With that, the VW I.D. R has set a new record at both this year’s and overall Goodwood Hillclimb record.

At the VW I.D. R’s helm was Romain Dumas, who was the same person who broke the previous 20-year-old record. The previous record before the I.D. R happened was set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999 at 41.6 seconds using…

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