Watch Volkswagen Prepare the ID R for a Nurburgring Time Attack

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    I wonder what's the top speed of this thing...anyway I dont see it smashing the 919 Evos record but it will more than likely beat the Aventador SVJ. I'm thinking it will run around 6:20-6:30, depending on its straight line speed on the back straight.
     
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    I'd say somewhere between 300-330 kmh. With the massive amount of aero and 670 hp I don't see it being much faster than that.
     
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    It has been mentioned in the article ........ that wing. :eek:

    Ah, N24 means Nürnburg 24 hours. Didn't know that.
     
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    I think it topped out at 240 km/h at Pikes Peak. They've probably changed the reduction ratio for this run though.
    If I had to guess I'd say 280 km/h.

    Edit: Remember, this thing doesn't have gears so changing the reduction ratio a lot in order to facilitate a very high top speed will hamper acceleration everywhere except for maybe 3 places; the final part of the run down to Schwedenkreutz, the bottom of the Fuchsrohre and on the Dottinger Hohe.
    I doubt it will top out going up the hill from Bergwerk. But who knows, the acceleration on this thing is mental.
     
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    It's basically a Rolls-Royce in there!
     
  8. Vegard

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    It's Nordbergring actually ;)
     
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    Huh? :confused:

    I know of two ways to write it:

    1. Nürnburgring
    2. Nuerburgring
    I have never heard of the Nordbergring. Sarcasm maybe? I guess it's sarcasm.
     
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    I'm sorry, it's an old inside joke.

    It's Nürburgring.
     
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    Pfff. Thanks. My head worries are gone now.
     
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    Nicely done, I didn't expect it to be faster than 6:11, not bad at all.
     
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    For your viewing pleasure:


    Full lap – ID.R record-breaking run on the Nordschleife


    It tops out on the "Döttinger Höhe" (!!) at 242-250 km/h (150-155 mp/h)
    The "Top-Speed" however is made just at the end of "Schwedenkreuz" with 272 km/h (169 mp/h)

    Random Facts:
    - The ID.R isn't a top speed car... it never was...
    - The Top-Speed on the "Döttinger Höhe" was reached about 300m after the last "Galgenkopf" turn. Leaving it with ~225 km/h (140 mp/h) already...
    - The ID.R skips the "Caracciola Karussell" on the outside, for obvious reasons...
    - The 2nd "small Karussell" is not skipped.
    - The ID.R is manned from the top! (Timestamp 7:27)
     
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    *Record breaking run video*

    *Professional production values*

    - Video randomly switches away from sphincter-clenching interior cam to an engineer checking his cellphone.
     
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    Is anyone else blown away by the recent ring times in almost any class? We have FWD hatches doing sub 7:40's etc...it's insane.
     
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    Considering how low its top speed is, it must be pulling all that time in braking/cornering/acceleration. Pretty amazing. I'd love to see the lap telemetry overlaid with the 919 Evo to see where the differences are.
     
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    I admit I had flashbacks to Gran Turismo 2 and dominating every race I could enter with the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak car :D
     
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    The driver has to get into the car through the roof.

    roof.jpg
     
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    Looks like the ID.R is going after another record in September, this time in China on the 6.8-mile, 99-turn Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road... although there isn't actually a record to be broken.

    VW are using the ID.R as a rolling billboard ahead of the company's ID range launch in China in 2020.

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    The car will be sporting a "lucky" livery for the run.

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