The tech changes that could seal a Nordschleife record

The tech changes that could seal a Nordschleife record

Volkswagen's I.D. R smashed the Pikes Peak record, and its attention has now been turned to Nurburgring Nordschleife. The ultimate benchmark there may appear far out of reach, but technical changes to the car have put a new electric record in sight

After obliterating the all-time record at the world-famous Pikes Peak hillclimb last year, Volkswagen decided not to bother defending its title on the 20-kilometre (12.43-mile) mountain pass in Colorado.

Instead, the marque's motorsport division has studiously primed its noble electric-powered chariot for another record attempt - the fastest time for an electric vehicle at the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

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