However, the hybrid Porsche 919 Evo still holds the overall Nürburgring record with a time of 5min 19.54sec.
Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Romain Dumas – who also holds the Pikes Peak electric record and Goodwood Festival of Speed electric record with an earlier version of the car – was at the wheel of the I.D. R once again.
“To be a record-holder on the Nordschleife makes me unbelievably proud,” he said.
“For me, this is the best and most difficult race track in the world. I want to thank the team at Volkswagen Motorsport, who have once again done a fantastic job.
“The ID.R was perfectly prepared for the Nordschleife and it was so much fun to experience the blistering acceleration and rapid cornering speeds.”