Volkswagen I.D. R sets Goodwood EV record

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, and driver

Romain Dumas

, have been busy tackling hills with the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric race car. After

setting a record

at the famous challenge in Colorado, the car


to the 2018

Goodwood Festival of Speed

to show off there, as well. Of course, there are some great videos from the event.

The video at the top of the page shows the


I.D. R in its shootout winning run, in which it clocked a mere 43.86 seconds up the FOS Hill Climb. That run earned the honor of being the fastest

electric vehicle

to tackle the FOS hill, and the first


to win the shootout. It also makes it the third-fastest shootout-winning run up the hill ever.

But things could have gone a lot worse for VW and Dumas. On an earlier run, the I.D. R dropped all four wheels off the pavement, and began sliding across the grass:

Just when it looked like the car was going to head into the hay bales, Dumas rights it. The car spends several seconds driving across the grass before returning to the pavement. The announcers joke about laundry bills and lawnmowers as the car makes its way to the top, thankfully intact and able to go on and win the weekend.

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