Electric sport prototype Volkswagen I. D. R will go to China. For a new record. The car in 2018 year, set a best time on the mountain pikes Peak in 2019 will try their hand at Tianmen mountain, located to the South-West of Beijing.
The narrow road Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road also known as “Road to Heaven” and “Heavenly gate”, starts in the valley at an altitude of about 200 meters above sea level and ends at an altitude of about 1300 meters. The top of the mountain is at the altitude of 1519 meters above sea level. At the 11-kilometer route, which has 99 turns, tourists ‘ buses take to the mountain Tianmen mountain cable car.
Director of Volkswagen Motorsport Sven Smits noted that this route is one of the most unusual and challenging roads in the world. And racer Romain Dumas won the pikes Peak, said he knows the road only by photos and a few videos, and trip it will certainly be special.
Recall, an electric sports prototype Volkswagen I. D. R. is equipped with a power unit to 680 HP Acceleration to 100 km/h takes only 2.25 seconds. It’s Romain Dumas in 2018 drove at pikes Peak in 7 minutes 57,148 seconds, hitting a new record for electric vehicles and the absolute. Also, the French rider in 2019, the year will try to install on an electric sports car record for the nürburgring.