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  1. 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...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    As you probably have already read, VW Motorsport broke the record for electric vehicles at the Nurburgring Nordschleife today, with Romain Dumas and the 680 horsepower VW ID R lapping the 12.9-mile circuit in an incredible 6:05.33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iZY5IMn0wg&t=302s Such a...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has a warning for any electric vehicle enthusiasts hoping to get themselves into a small, affordable EV one day: these cars won’t be so affordable. Speaking to Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper, VW group chairman Hans-Dieter Poetsch said VW has a goal of making battery electric...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    The record-breaking Volkswagen I.D. R will not return to Pikes Peak for 2019, says Sven Smeets, VW's motorsport director. Instead, the brand is exploring other records that might help VW develop its electric performance vehicles. "We spoke to our marketing and communications [departments] and...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Nearly a month after its multiple-record breaking run up Pikes Peak in Colorado, Volkswagen is finally releasing the in-car footage of the run. Aaaaaaaand we're also finally getting a hint as to why it took them so long to release the footage. Volkswagen Motorsport: Excellent at making cars...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Romain Dumas has set an all-out record at Pikes Peak today, running the course in 7:57.148. He becomes the fastest driver ever to run the course in any car and the first driver to run a 7 minute time. Romain Dumas hugs Simone Faggioli, who set the second fastest time at Pikes Peak on Sunday...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    Romain Dumas has accomplished his first mission, setting the fastest time in qualifying ahead of this weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. With ambitions of setting the electric record on Sunday, the 3.16.083 qualifying time is a good start for Volkswagen and the I.D. R. “That was...
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