Volkswagen ID R wants to break F1’s lap record

VW has commited to Goodwood Festival of Speed with VW ID R hillclimb machine, aiming to beat Mercedes F1’s team lap record at Sonoma Raceway in California.

However the 671bhp VW ID R electric racer has set course of records at Nurburgring, Goodwood and Tianmen mountain in China and more.

There is also currenlty in development the second-generation, reveals Smeets.

Before the new car arrives, VW aims to breaks many records with the current one.

“We took all records last year,” said Sven Smeets, VW Motorsport boss.

“California is the right place to go with an electric car,”

“We know it will be difficult but we want to break Mercedes’ F1 record lap,”

“Going to Somona with the target of breaking a Mercedes’ lap record shows that we aare on the right edge of technology,” added Sven Smeets.

WATCH: Full lap – ID.R record-breaking run on the Nordschleife (Embedded from Youtube channel Volkswagen Motorsport)