"Take a seat in the Volkswagen ID.R cockpit and watch Romain Dumas' record run on Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road, China."

Volkswagen just released the eagerly awaited onboard video from the ID.R's record-breaking run on Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road (Tianmen Mountain), China.

It's hard to describe the footage from a driver’s perspective as it's unbelievable and insanely quick, without mercy to electric motors, brakes and suspension. The torque of EVs is simply breathtaking, even uphill - like teleportation to the next corner.

Volkswagen ID.R reached the “Heaven’s Gate” in 7:38.585.

  • Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road length: 6.778 miles
  • 99 hairpins
  • 164 braking manoeuvres
  • speed varied between 15.5 mph in the slowest corner to 135.5 mph on the longest straight

Gallery: Volkswagen ID.R - Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road

Volkswagen I.D. R with Romain Dumas behind the wheel is kind of a record collector for VW:

Here are infographics with the Nürburgring Nordschleife and Pikes Peak International Hill Climb records (* car specification differs depending on the event):