It’s hard to describe the footage from a driver’s perspective as it’s unbelievable and insanely quick, without mercy to electric motors, brakes and suspension. The torque of EVs is simply breathtaking, even uphill – like teleportation to the next corner.
Volkswagen ID.R reached the “Heaven’s Gate” in 7:38.585.
- Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road length: 10.906 km (6.778 miles)
- 99 hairpins
- 164 braking maneuvers
- speed varied between 25 km/h (15.5 mph) in the slowest corner to 218 km/h (135.5 mph) on the longest straight
Volkswagen I.D. R with Romain Dumas behind the wheel is kind of a record collector for VW:
Here are infographics with the Nürburgring Nordschleife and Pikes Peak International Hill Climb records (* car specification differs depending on the event):