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A special electric duel
Thursday, 15-08-2019 ID.R

An uneven duel

Electric racer versus drone: Who will come out on top?

Two machines from the future go head to head in what is arguably the most unusual duel of the year: The 500-kW (680-PS) Volkswagen ID.R takes on a flying challenger – a 200 km/h, electric drone, controlled remotely by a drone world champion, Denmark’s Adam Grace. At the wheel of the ID.R: professional test driver Dieter Depping. The venue is no less spectacular: the premises of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles factory in Hannover-Stöcken. With a top speed of 270 km/h, the ID.R may be faster on land, but the drone will take the direct route, as the crow flies. Who will be first to buzz across the finish line?

“Drone versus racing car – that is not a duel you see every day.”
Dane Adam Grace