Quick and efficient: VW ID R used a quarter the energy of a gas car for Nürburgring lap

Two months ago, Volkswagen announced it had obliterated the previous EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with its ID R time-attack special. Two months later, after crunching all of the data, the ID R also lays claim to the most efficient lap ever performed. The ID R used only a quarter the energy of …

Lotus Evija targets Nürburgring production car record

Lotus has joined the hypercar crowd with its Evija, a carbon fiber, battery-electric beast billed as the world’s most powerful production car. We’re talking 1,973 horsepower and 1,254 pound-feet of torque generated by four electric motors, or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in well under 3.0 seconds, 0-186 mph acceleration in under 9.0 seconds, and …

VW to chase Nürburgring EV record with ID R electric racer

Follow Viknesh 2018 Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak race car The Volkswagen ID R electric time attack special has a new mission on its hands: Obliterate the EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The current record is the 6:45.9 set by Nio and its EP9 track car back in 2017. VW will attempt to …