Remember when we said that Volkswagen isn't done yet in setting a record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed? That came as a prediction rather than a premonition, but it's not without probable cause. The previous run looked easy, and the hillclimb-focused electric race car was able to do it in 41.18 seconds.
Well, that record didn't stand long as the same Volkswagen I.D. R did it again and broke its own record at the famous British Hillclimb event. The new time? 39.9 seconds, which was more than a second faster than its previous run. With that, the VW I.D. R has set a new record at both this year's and overall Goodwood Hillclimb record.
At the VW I.D. R's helm was Romain Dumas, who was the same person who broke the previous 20-year-old record. The previous record before the I.D. R happened was set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999 at 41.6 seconds using a McLaren MP4/13 Formula One car.
While that was an incredibly more powerful vehicle when compared to the 670-horsepower (500 kiloWatts), the motor-driven race car was specifically tweaked to conquer hill climbs. To recall, the VW I.D. R had a record-breaking run at Pikes Peak last year, and it's no surprise that it was also Dumas behind the wheel of that one.
And The Badwood:
Armed with lightning quick reflexes and instantaneous acceleration, it looks like the I.D. R's new record-setting run will remain after this year's Goodwood. What piques our interest now is what would be the next car to smash the standing record.