Watch the Volkswagen ID. R break Goodwood's hillclimb record

By topgear, 06 July 2019

Yikes. Volkswagen has broken the Goodwood hillclimb record, with the ID. R electric racer taking around half a second from Nick Heidfeld’s 20-year-old record in a McLaren Formula 1 car.

Romain Dumas and the ID.R, fresh from setting the electric car lap record at the Nürburgring, recorded a 41.18sec time up the driveway of Goodwood House on the first of the 2019 Festival of Speed’s timed runs. So they could yet go quicker still…

Watch the run in the video above. Then watch it again just to prove it actually happened. What’s the betting – reckon Dumas and VW could go faster?