Volkswagen to Make Record Attempt with all-electric ID.RHeather Tanner
The 670-horsepower all-electric ID.R will attempt to beat the current track record of 1:15.430 set by the Mercedes Formula1™ car at the inaugural event.
We’re very pleased to announce the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R will be attending the 2020 Sonoma Speed Festival with the sole aim of setting a new track record at Sonoma Raceway! The Volkswagen Motorsport team will be making daily runs from May 28-31, 2020, in an all-out attempt to beat the current track record of 1:15.430, set by Esteban Gutierrez in the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 car at the inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival in 2019.
The Volkswagen ID.R currently holds the overall record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill climb as well as the electric car record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The car will be configured specifically for the 2.52 mile, 12-turn road course at Sonoma Raceway and with 670 horsepower being produced by its electrical drivetrain, Volkswagen Motorsport is taking no chances in its efforts to beat the Mercedes Benz-held record. This is an occasion that should not be missed!
Purchase your tickets and catch the Volkswagen ID.R in action from May 28-31, 2020 at the Sonoma Speed Festival!