Video: VW Electric Car Became The Fastest Car On The "road To Heaven"
Volkswagen's electric prototype ID.R has set a new all-time record on the 10.9-kilometer mountain serpentine that leads to Tianmen Mountain in China in 7: 38.585. Prior to that, the fastest result on the serpentine road, also known as the "road to heaven", was 9:51 and belonged to the Chinese driver Ho Ping Tong. He installed it on a 575bhp Range Rover Sport SVR.
The serpentine, built in 2006, starts at an altitude of about 200 meters above sea level and after 99 turns ends at an altitude of about 1300 meters. The narrowest bends have a radius of only six meters.
- The track Volkswagen ID.R is equipped with two electric motors with a total power of 680 hp. (650 Nm) and together with the driver weighs less than 1100 kilograms. From zero to "hundreds" of an electric car accelerates in 2.25 seconds, and its maximum speed is about 270 km / h.
- Romain Dumas, two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and three-time winner of the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring, drove the record-breaking attempt. On the fastest sections of the serpentine, he was able to accelerate to 230 km / h.
Volkswagen ID.R together with Romain Dumas already hold many records. According to the brand's engineers, with the help of such races, they test the electric power plant in extreme conditions. The prototype has absolute records for the 1.86-kilometer track in British Goodwood (39.9 seconds) and the 19.99-kilometer climb to the top of the American Pikes Peak (7: 57.148), as well as the German Nürburgring track among electric vehicles: 20, The 8-kilometer circle was completed in 6: 05.336.
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