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Video of the week: VW ID.R sets record time on Tianmen Mountain



The 99-turn route up Tianmen Mountain resembles a race track. So it’s fitting that VW’s all-electric race car, the ID.R was allowed to use the Big Gate road as a race track earlier this month to set a new record time of just 7 minutes, 38.585 seconds.

Driven by Romain Dumas, the ID.R obliterated the 10.906 kilometre route beginning at 200 metres above sea level and ending at an altitude of about 1,300 metres. Dumas commented after completing the hill climb that, “the route was very winding, extremely narrow in places, and very uneven. It was certainly a special experience. We learned a great deal about the car and are delighted to have set a record here that other car manufacturers can try to beak in the future.”

As the video above makes clear, it’s a record which is going to take some beating!

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Greate,yhis is a wanderful vehicle and we appreciate the efforts and technologies used by the developers. Thanks
Jean de Dieu Bizimana, 19 September 2019
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