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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is a very big company. That means that sometimes it breaks records accidentally and other times it can throw its considerable heft behind breaking them intentionally.  The company has highlighted nine Guinness World Records it currently holds to give us a sense of the truly...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    The coronavirus’s second wave has led Volkswagen to cancel its planned appearance at Goodwood SpeedWeek. The event—itself a replacement for the corona-canceled Festival of Speed and Members Meeting—will take place this coming weekend, October 16-18. Although Volkswagen Motorsport had planned to...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    There’s something charming about watching someone who beat Lewis Hamilton to a Formula 1 World Championship go “WOAHHHH” when you talk to him about a car’s performance. The car in question is the ID.R and the someone in question being Nico Rosberg. There’s also something charming about watching...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    It seems like the Volkswagen Motorsport crew got bored waiting for Goodwood, so they’ve gone ahead and quietly set another track record, this time at Bilster Berg.   With a time of 1:24.206, the ID.R easily the previous lap record, set in 2016 by Step-1 MiKar C201B prototype, whatever that is...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is borrowing a new color from its ID.3 to help give the ID.R a shiny new paint job. For its lap(s) of the Goodwood Motor Circuit, the ID.R will have a familiar blue livery, but this time it will be complemented by Scale Silver. That’s the specific shade of silver that the ID.3 can be...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Kind of a bad news/ good news story here: The bad news: A pandemic has ripped through the world causing the cancelation of countless events, keeping us all indoors, and leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands at the hands of the banana Republicans. More specifically, though much, much...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Since drivers in the UK haven’t been allowed to drive for pleasure during the lockdown, Volkswagen’s UK office has decided to go virtual. Although virtual races have been common (and infamous), VW decided to focus more on enthusiasts than on professionals. With the help of Tom Exton, host of...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    For season 28, Top Gear published its review of the ID.R. Today, they released an extended cut of the review to YouTube. Chris Harris covers the story of the car and drag races it against a McLaren to prove just how very quick it is off the line. Harris also claims that around the corners, the...
  9. Misc. Professional Racing
    It perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the biggest companies on earth could set some records when it decided that it wanted to. But the accomplishments of Volkswagen Motorsport and the ID.R shouldn’t be downplayed. It’s easy to forget just how fast the ID.R really is and just...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Group of America is planning something intriguing, as they’ve applies to trademark the name “Peak Edition” with the US patent office . The name is being registered for automobiles and trim pieces, which suggests that Volkswagen is planning a special trim for one of its vehicles...
  11. Misc. Professional Racing
    Top Gear has been promising us some ID.R content since 2019 and it finally aired last night. Show host Chris Harris took the insane racer for a spin. And the conclusion is good. The electric racer is predictably aggressive, accelerating with all the urgency of Will Farrell abandoning his family...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    It’s not just hot versions of its current concepts, Volkswagen is reportedly planning a dedicated electric sports car. According to Autocar , the ID sports car will be a two-seater or a 2+2. Volkswagen has made no secret of the fact that it has handed its ID vehicles over to R GmbH to see what...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although its record is not “official,” the ID.R has been up Lord March’s driveway faster than an F1 car. And it wants to try to do it again at Sonoma Raceway . This time, the record attempt will see the all-electric ID.R try to round the 2.52 mile, 12-turn track in just 1:15.430—or faster than...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    A new report says that Volkswagen is planning on claiming another trophy case full of track records for the ID. R. The all-electric track monster is headed to Sonoma Raceway, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it might even be getting replaced by an even faster version. News of the attempts...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    With both Porsche and Audi racing in Formula E this year, it’s easy to wonder why Volkswagen—whose electric ambitions are, if anything, bolder—hasn’t joined, too. As it turns out, Volkswagen’s sporty department thought there was more to learn at Pikes Peak. According to Jost Capito, head of...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    It’s been a minute since Volkswagen’s ID.R set its last record-breaking run on China’s Tianmen Mountain, but we finally have onboard of the feat. Piloted by Romain Dumas, the ID.R flies up the mountain and the video gives a much better sense of the speed involved in the record than previous...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen wants the R brand to go electric, but it doesn’t think it’s quite ready to do that yet. Not according to head of sales Jurgen Stackmann, at least. Speaking to the UK’s Autocar , the board member said that the future of R is electric, but that it won’t happen next year. “Today, if...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Romain Dumas is making a habit of setting records and the latest was set on Tianmen Mountain in China. The mountain road is full of tight switchbacks, sketchy tarmac, and beautiful views. And you can see all of it in the latest video of the record released by Volkswagen this week. The...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen ID.R has set yet another blistering record. Following its overall records at Pikes Peak and Goodwood, and its record-breaking electric time at the Nurburgring, the ID.R has set the overall record time of 7:38.5 at Heaven’s Gate. The road is an 11 km (6-mile) climb up Tianmen...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is out to set another record in its ID.R and so it’s donning another livery. This time, VW is dropping the blue and going red. The new livery was revealed in a Tweet this morning from Volkswagen Motorsport, which runs the car. Red is the color! The all-new, stunning livery for the...
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