The VW ID.R now rules the Goodwood hill

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The Hillclimb record at Goodwood Festival of Speed was set in 1999 by ex-F1 star Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren MP4/13, with a time of 00:41:60. The 2019 event finally saw a new holder of the title, with two-time Le Mans 24 Hours-winner Romain Dumas snatching a new record, piloting the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R up the hill in 41.18 seconds, averaging 101.4mph along the challenging 1.16-mile course.

The Hillclimb record is the third landmark lap for the all-electric machine. In June the ID.R established a new electric vehicle lap record around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 06:05.33 minutes, to add to its outright record on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA, (07.57.15 minutes) set in June 2018.

Here’s how Dumas took the title…

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Adam divides his time as an editor between the worlds of aviation and motoring. These worlds may seem a little diverse today, but autonomous technology and future urban mobility is bringing them ever-closer. Adam is also chairman of the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards.

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