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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Friend of the site and all around VW wizard, Jamie Orr will be taking over Volkswagen Motorsports’ Instagram feed throughout the day tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3. Orr is one of the only personalities to take over the feed who isn’t a world- or series-champion, so it’s a big deal that VW...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Update: Watch the full lap below: Romain Dumas after accomplishing the Electric Lap Record on the #Nordschleife : "A great future for this car! We will continue to push on it and we will see what we can achieve in the future." #IDR #JustElectric #eRecordChase #challengeacceptID...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Romain Dumas has set his first test laps in preparation for his record-attempt at the Nurburgring. The driver and the car were on track at Spain’s Circuito de Almeria. Although it’s still early going for the ID. R, Volkswagen knew exactly what it wanted to work on: regenerative braking. “On a...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is doing the thing! The brand officially announced Saturday that the electric I.D. R will take on Germany’s fearsome Nurburgring. And while we’ve long expected this—it just makes sense—it will still be exciting to see what the I.D. R can do. Officially, they’re going after the...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Racing teams are constantly fighting unbelievable odds and insane competition to accomplish wildly impressive feats. And nowhere is that truer than at Pikes Peak. With the electric car record of 8:57.181 in its crosshairs, Volkswagen Motorsport has gone so far as to invent a new charging system...
  12. 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...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Even though the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been going on for 96 years and is one of the most famous motorsport events on earth, the track is actually just a public highway for most of the year. So there’s only a short window of time during which racers can test their cars before the...
  14. Misc. Professional Racing
    Way back in 1987 Volkswagen decided to do something that only the enormous volume of cocaine being consumed in the ‘80s can explain: build a twin-engine Golf to take on Pikes Peak. Remember, this was in the ‘80s when computers were still, effectively, fancy calculators, so running one...
  15. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen has set firm crosshairs on landing a world-record run for an electric vehicle at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. And they've started out on their mission by playing one of the best possible aces out there: they've signed a three-time Pikes Peak winner, three-time 24...
  16. The Car Lounge
    Ingolstadt, January 24, 2011 - Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich has managed to sign all nine drivers who mounted the podium after last year’s historical one-two-three Audi finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Le Mans in 2011. The drivers who compete for the Intercontinental Le Mans...
  17. Audi Sport
    And here's some more ALMS/Porsche news involving Audi drivers. It was a bit of a surprise to us when Audi Sport announced its Petit Le Mans roster for this year and the driver team that won Le Mans was not in one of the two cars that will run at Road Atlanta in September. Now today there's a...
  18. Audi Sport
    For those who miss Audi on ALMS races you can now get at least some Timo and Romain love as the Le Mans winning duo pilot the Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder in a few upcoming races. Here's the Porsche press release.
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