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VW ID.R Hill Climb Record

The VW ID.R has set a new overall lap record at the Goodwill Hill Climb event. The previous record held for 20 years before VW achieved this major accomplishment: https://youtu.be/FkLMzJN6vMA

"Today [July 5, 2019], French racing driver Romain Dumas set a time of 41.18 seconds, breaking both his time from last year as well as a 20-year-old record set by Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren MP4/13 Formula 1 car."

Update: The ID.R beats its own record a day later becoming the first car to ever complete the hill climb in less than 40 seconds: https://youtu.be/8il5ohB8FYk

EVs are improving quickly. Maybe in a few years, some EV manufacturer will claim the overall record at Nurburgring currently set by Timo Bernhard on June 29, 2018 in a Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO (5:19.546): https://youtu.be/PQmSUHhP3ug


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