Professional race car driver Romain Dumas set a new record at China’s Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road of 7 minutes, 38.585 seconds in the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R, and now, the automaker has released the full dashcam video of the entire run. This vehicle is powered by two electric motors – one at each axle, that produce a combined 680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, all in a 2,500 lb package. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Don’t let the power numbers fool you, as in the ultralight chassis, it’s able to achieve a 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.25 seconds. The ID.R’s chassic of was co-developed by Norma, French sports prototype and hillclimb specialist. Will we ever see a production version of this? If the Tesla Roadster becomes a huge success, it would not come as a surprise for Volkswagen to make a few modifications and make this street legal.