Watch Volkswagen’s all conquering ID R electric race car as it claims the record for the fastest “electric” lap of Germany’s famous Nurburgring race circuit.

The Pikes Peak and Goodwood Festival of Speed record holder posted a time of 6:05.336 minutes for the ‘Ring, eclipsing the previous record set in 2017 by 40.564 seconds.

The previous record was set by Britain’s Peter Dumbreck in a Chinese NIO EP9.

The 500kW all-electric ID R, posted an average speed of 206.96 km/h — driven by Frenchman driver Romain Dumas.

Dumas is a four-time winner of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

“To be a record-holder on the Nordschleife makes me unbelievably proud,” he said.

“For me, this is the best and most difficult race track in the world. I want to thank the team at Volkswagen Motorsport, who have once again done a fantastic job.

“The ID R was perfectly prepared for the Nordschleife and it was so much fun to experience the blistering acceleration and rapid cornering speeds.”

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.