Racing electric car Volkswagen I. D. R under the control of French driver Romain Dumas set a record for climbing the mountain Tianmen mountain in China.
Racing electric car Volkswagen R I. D. set a record by climbing the mountain Tianmen mountain in China. The car is under the control of French driver Romain Dumas overcame a 11-km road with 99 turns in 7 minutes and 38,585 seconds.
The famous road to the mountain Tianmen mountain, where the cave of “Heaven’s gate”, consists of 99 hairpin bends. Trail with a height difference of from 200 to 1300 m above sea level at the moment is open only for the movement of tourist buses. The previous record belonged to the SUV Range Rover Sport SVR, which in 2018 was able to climb on a mountain road for 9 minutes, 51 seconds.
Recall, Volkswagen I. D. R was unveiled at a special event in France last year. The novelty has received two electric motor that develops 680 HP and 650 N·m of torque. The weight of the car was only 1100 pounds. Racing electric car capable of accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h in 2.25 seconds.
At the moment the car belongs to several records, including an absolute record of competitions in climbing the mountain pikes Peak (7 min. and 57,148 C) and the record Northern loop “Nurburgring” among electrical machinery (6 5,336 minutes and seconds). In addition, he is faster than all climbed the hill at the Festival of speed in the British Goodwood, showing the time 39,90 seconds.