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Pikes Peak, Goodwood twice, Nordschleife and Tianmen | A fifth record for the VW ID R

  • Volkswagen ID.R holds records on Pikes Peak, Tianmen, at Goodwood and on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife
  • The ID.R project as a 56-page booklet for media
  • Spectacular impressions: The fascinating record drive on Tianmen on video

The Volkswagen ID.R has set the fifth sensational record of its short career. With a story which started on the 24th June 2018 at the legendary Pikes Peak (USA), Volkswagen once again demonstrated its expertise in the field of electro-mobility and in motorsport on the Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road, China.Here Romain Dumas, driver of the legendary race car, set the first official record on the breath-taking road to “Heave’s Gate”.


With the fully electric powered ID.R, the pioneer and ambassador of the brand’s ID product family, Volkswagen has set records worldwide on unique roads resp. tracks and underlined the performance capabilities of electric drive. To celebrate these achievements VW has prepared a 56-page digital media booklet to summarise these records. Giving a behind-the-scenes view of the technical development of the ID.R, the booklet is available on the official Volkswagen Motorsport at:

Impressive pictures from China of the Tianmen record drive

The record drive Tianmen is a true pioneering feat that Roman Dumas mastered on 2 September 2019 in 7:38.585 minutes with the ID.R. The 99 extremely tight turns over 10.906 kilometres are not only among the most technically challenging road sections in the world, they also provide breath-taking pictures. A gripping video clip looks back on the recent trip to China:

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