Concept | Volkswagen ID.R


Volkswagen’s first fully electric vehicle designed for unparalleled performance

Make an impression. Without making an environmental impact.

The Volkswagen ID.R* represents forward-looking electric mobility and its uncompromising performance potential.

In 2019, this emission-free racecar* set a benchmark time on the demanding Tianmen Shan “Big Gate Road” mountain pass in China. With 99 hairpin corners and a maximum altitude of 1,110 m, this grueling course is no joke.

But that’s not all. The best time for an EV on the most demanding racetrack in the world – the 20.8 kilometre-long Nordschleife of the Nürburgring – has also been beaten by the ID.R. With a time of only 6:05.336 minutes, the Volkswagen driver, Romain Dumas, was 40.56 seconds faster than the previous best time clocked by Peter Dumbreck, an emission-free record.

Successes such as these are the best evidence that it’s possible to make an impression without making an impact. #challengeacceptID

Think ahead of the curve.

The ID.R will be built to act as a role model and pace car for a whole generation of EVs to come, and break records along the way.

Be the fastest and think the furthest.

When you want to break records you don’t only need a fast car. You need technical development that progresses even faster. Production cars have always benefitted from ideas acquired in motorsports.

In the highly dynamic field of electric mobility, it’s even more true. And so with every kilometre the ID.R runs, it sets the pace for the other ID. models.


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