PREVIEW: Volkswagen I.D. R vs McLaren 720s | Top Gear: Series 28

22. feb.. 2020
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Here’s a preview of Chris Harris testing the mind-bending, physics-altering, kidney-busting Volkswagen I.D. R - the new prototype racer from VW that set the hillclimb record at Goodwood - and the Nürburgring EV lap record - last summer.
And to demonstrate just how fast it is, Harris races it against the (not slow) McLaren 720s.
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  • There needs to be a hypercar championship with minimal rules where cars like the Aston Martin Vulcan, McLaren Senna and VW I.D. R compete. I would drool all over it.

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  • Great top gear content this, these are the things we want to see

    S D OS D O4 dager siden
  • Lightning travel faster, much faster than fire

  • the all new 2020 Dysonasticator

    Digital SmithDigital Smith7 dager siden
  • i want this car in fh4 and even tho i have 3 million credits i still cant buy it on the auction house. ;(

    luke phillipsluke phillips8 dager siden
  • On a Nordschleife it started a lap doing 260 km/h on straights. At the end of the lap it went about 240. Batterries...

    YansenSqvanssenYansenSqvanssen10 dager siden
  • Idr "top speed who needs it"

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  • 2:27 Engage warp drive

    Jan ZorkoJan Zorko13 dager siden
  • If it was a rolling race the 720 would beat this I D R for sure it has 168 mph top speed only

    mohammed Alimohammed Ali14 dager siden
  • Germans like making sure things are gutentight and gutenfast

    RW JackRW Jack14 dager siden
  • Smoked!

    Spin MouthSpin Mouth14 dager siden
  • Put it up against a McLaren senna

    MihirMihir17 dager siden
  • 0-62mph......1.65 secs

    L4WNYL4WNY18 dager siden
  • Would like to see it against a koenigsegg

    Phil MarsayPhil Marsay20 dager siden
  • That's how you make a 720S look slow!

    John Chow dot ComJohn Chow dot Com24 dager siden
  • why do they always race it against cars that aren't that fast like he really should have tested it against a P1 or if we are really getting into it that porche Evo le mans car the other no limit race car

    Matty CorkumMatty Corkum25 dager siden
  • I miss the f****g V12s

    Missouri Re soleMissouri Re soleMåned siden
  • I have the same motor in my 06's powered by a 1.1 gigawatt with twin flux capacitors.

    1969nydrell David1969nydrell DavidMåned siden
  • no GEAR?

    MReg نتایجMReg نتایجMåned siden
  • Super car vs super car! This isn't even a fair race! You can't compare a production car to a concept car. We all know electric has no top end speed but crazy acceleration from takeoff, this is why the race was short! I can bet you have them go around that course, that concept car would not be as spectacular😂, let be realistic and cut the climatic editing

    customhondacustomhondaMåned siden
    • @customhonda Pikes Peak is true.

      Metallica Fan!Metallica Fan!Måned siden
    • @Metallica Fan! Yes I'm aware in regards to nurburgring, not pikes peak. This was essentially like drag racing a street legal car vs full drag car, it's apples and oranges. They should've made it more equal race.

      customhondacustomhondaMåned siden
    • The concept car would not be as spectacular? You know this is the fastest car around "Pikes peak" and second fastest around the Nurburgring right?

      Metallica Fan!Metallica Fan!Måned siden
    • Petrol fanboy. 😂

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  • 0:35 "THX Intro"

    Alvian Gilang SagitaAlvian Gilang SagitaMåned siden
  • Why did they compare it to the 720s ? Didn't they hear about Koenigsegg ? Maybe then the race would've been somewhat balanced.

    Mircea DimianMircea DimianMåned siden
  • IDR=Indonesian rupiah

    Adhi KarrangAdhi KarrangMåned siden
  • Make it cover 200 km faster than a golf GTI without changing it's batteries, then I will be impressed.

    neil dneil dMåned siden
  • F1 would absolutely smash the IDR. The IDR was shown to be overheating and losing speed on a longer stint at the Nurburgring. The F1 being Hybrid and on another level of cutting edge keeps going at full speed without suffering over heating or loss of power.

    crxdelsolsircrxdelsolsirMåned siden
  • I did

    W. Frank MulderW. Frank Mulder2 måneder siden
  • Blödsinn.

    A. M.A. M.2 måneder siden
  • Can we get a road legal ID.R? It could compete with the Taycan and the Tesla Roadster when it comes out in like 2900! 😂

    Metallica Fan!Metallica Fan!2 måneder siden
  • Volts wagon.

    MR. D.MR. D.2 måneder siden
  • This is NOT Top Gear.!

    Frank MartinFrank Martin2 måneder siden

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  • "What do you do for power? Have a listen to this." *THX sound plays*

    Carlos T.Carlos T.2 måneder siden
  • 2 seconds to 60 wow that's some force..

    Randy LedfordRandy Ledford2 måneder siden
  • Chris Harris is the absolute best auto journalist in the business!

    Tony CarastroTony Carastro2 måneder siden
  • how much race car do you want? yes all hold my beer

    Ercan ÖzkanErcan Özkan2 måneder siden
  • Prototype vs. Street Legal Car... What did you expect?

    Caro MüllerCaro Müller2 måneder siden
  • How very very dull

    MC MCMC MC2 måneder siden
  • Volkswagen I.D. R on slicks rolf

    Skyrocket888Skyrocket8882 måneder siden
  • Do it now with a 992 turno s

    Tabo MeingTabo Meing2 måneder siden
  • Why not compare the IDR to the porsche unlimited LMP1 car? Both have no limit!

    JK LJK L2 måneder siden
  • VoltsSwaggin

    Ritz handlesRitz handles2 måneder siden
  • One of the fastest lap times on the Nurburgring, but one of the slowest cars on the straight.

    Калоян ИвановКалоян Иванов2 måneder siden
    • Slow, past 110 mph. It holds up well for an electric car. It would still do the standing 1/4 mile faster than most supercars on the planet.

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  • Tesla Roadster enyone ? Now thank you !

    Willem Van DoesselareWillem Van Doesselare2 måneder siden
  • Rocketship

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  • A race car vs super car, lol

    Achu kumarAchu kumar2 måneder siden
  • Horrendous sound it's not a road car so I'm sure it's power to weight ratio is stupid ! Not really a comparison with the 720 s or even a jasco or what have you ! Even though electric cars have been forced down our throats like terrible tasting cough syrup by idiots the run the show , I simply have zero interest in a battery for a engine/ motor ! Keep it !

    TheAlberto6842TheAlberto68422 måneder siden
  • LOL I would like to see this race in 1km to see who is rly the faster

    Daniel TeixeiraDaniel Teixeira2 måneder siden
  • When youtube subtitles identify that noise as "music"

    daniel Sartordaniel Sartor2 måneder siden
  • And then the mclaren continues doing fast laps while the I.D. goes to the outlet.

  • The Tesla roadster is faster lol and a shit load cheaper

    seeking the truthseeking the truth2 måneder siden
  • sorry but electric vehicles are not cars....... cars make nice engine sounds and you can smell the petrol and oil

    Dennis van der ZalmDennis van der Zalm2 måneder siden
  • so gemera is better than this then

    lokkolokko94lokkolokko942 måneder siden
  • They used the wrong competition. Use 911 Turbo s

    Craig MugwiraCraig Mugwira2 måneder siden
  • In a drag race, it was clear that the Volkswagen would winn bc its electric. On a mile long race the McLaren would catch up with its peed, since teh VW can only do 250 kmh

    Jan HolzkämperJan Holzkämper2 måneder siden
  • You should have put the Porsche 911 Turbo S 2020 instead of the 720s

    MasterF HDMasterF HD2 måneder siden
  • Dude a F1 car still eliminates this electric VW.

    MasterF HDMasterF HD2 måneder siden
  • So the mighty 720s just got beaten by a thousand buzzing flies in my eardrums 👂 🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟. 😎

  • My favori silver arrow

    berk akayberk akay2 måneder siden
  • How long do the batteries last?

    Yo mismo soy el regaloYo mismo soy el regalo2 måneder siden
  • When you realize Ford made a 4wd Ford Fiesta for Ken Block that's 0-60 is 1.5 seconds. Guess electric might not be as fast as it's made out.

    Isaac McKenzieIsaac McKenzie2 måneder siden
  • LMP1 :)

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  • porcaria...

    MrRjm1984MrRjm19842 måneder siden
  • I want to see this VW Hypercar vs the Mustang MachE 1400 now that would be a race

    Blaise KrasnodemskiBlaise Krasnodemski2 måneder siden

    Richard ConnerRichard Conner2 måneder siden
  • That McLaren never stood a chance

    Jabulani HarveyJabulani Harvey2 måneder siden
  • How many of these are they making? And what's MSRP?

    joebro391joebro3912 måneder siden
  • Meanwhile a 4 seater family car called a Gemera would be faster than it, at least to 100, and then will go 10 times further.

    Ash JacksonAsh Jackson2 måneder siden
  • He called a 720s the fastest super car on the planet...

    Official RyceOfficial Ryce2 måneder siden
  • Lol funny thing is the koenigsegg gemera is faster to 60mph

    Draggy654Draggy6542 måneder siden
  • More like Voltswagen.

    Jason StreckerJason Strecker2 måneder siden
  • HOLD UP how is the 720s one of the fastest supercars in the world? Did you forget about koenigsegg , bugatti , porsche etc? I dont see a supercar here

    leo pard 2leo pard 22 måneder siden
  • Mclaren 720s fastest supercar on the planet hmm let me think. NO Top gear you should have compared it with a mclaren senna

    Bink van der WalBink van der Wal2 måneder siden
  • Please take it against the new 911

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  • This idr should race a 911 turbo s down the straight

    Lakshya SinghLakshya Singh2 måneder siden
  • I would take the mclaren anyday. Explosions are more exciting than batteries. Sounds better too.

    Matt BoltMatt Bolt2 måneder siden
  • The can't cheat on emission tests with this.

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  • This version of Top Gear focuses more on editing and scene cuts, than showing the car. Before the race you could have showed us less cut scenes and less spitting while talking... I saw more of Chris Harris than of the car. You could have left his voice over the images of the car while driven.

    MXedosMXedos2 måneder siden
  • In fairness, that was not really a proper comparison. The idr was built with no rules or compromises to follow. And it is a ducking race car that is not street legal. The mclaren was built with a lot of limitations placed on it and it is a car made for daily driving. It’s not a race car. I think a better comparison would have been idr vs one of mclaren’s race cars.

    FlankerVTFlankerVT2 måneder siden
  • I bought my first super car in 2013 (jetta Gli) I love it.

    Jonathan AbarcaJonathan Abarca2 måneder siden
  • Now Koenigsegg made a 4 seater car that is the fastest

    Arkya DasArkya Das2 måneder siden
    • Arkya Das nah the idr has a total out put of 2,700 hp and is lighter. The idr is a race car that is not for sale while the new koenigsegg is a production car.

      Cringe baby 2Cringe baby 22 måneder siden
  • That 720s tho. Fast

    nickacelvnnickacelvn3 måneder siden
  • Ev powerfull yes real fast BHP

    Gilsport PereiraGilsport Pereira3 måneder siden
  • The ID.R sounds like a symphony of violins from a horror film.

    Xaria VXaria V3 måneder siden
  • Sh## fast

    clare barnhillclare barnhill3 måneder siden
  • Bruh, the 720s is definitely not the fastest supercar, it’s easily the best in its price range but it would get smoked by an Aventador SVJ or GT2 RS, even the AMG GTR has a faster Nürburgring lap time. And it’s definitely not a fair comparison because it’s an electric, not road legal, not production, not for sale race car vs a not even LT McLaren. If anything I’m impressed with how well the 720s kept up to the VW given all of the advantages the VW has

    Wii MattWii Matt3 måneder siden
  • 0:19 Tell that to the Nurburgring mate 240 km/h on those straights.

    Curtis RicemanCurtis Riceman3 måneder siden
  • OMG it's a Volts Wagen!!

    ankyssankyss3 måneder siden
  • This electric race car will not participate in any competition on this planet... Elon Musk wants to know your location

    Kerbodynamic XKerbodynamic X3 måneder siden
    • Cringe baby 2 Hmm, you know Tesla wants to get rid of cobalt in their batteries right? Cobalt is expensive, and eliminating cobalt cut down costs a lot

      Kerbodynamic XKerbodynamic X2 måneder siden
    • Kerbodynamic X Elon musk forces children into cobalt mines to die.

      Cringe baby 2Cringe baby 22 måneder siden
  • The day EB's become more mainstream and and affordable to many with such high speeds, there might be mass carnage on the roads...

    Lehlohonolo MahlongLehlohonolo Mahlong3 måneder siden
  • Bad to the bone hah.

    lawrence carterlawrence carter3 måneder siden
  • Power Bsttery and Power Motor

    Servis ToolsServis Tools3 måneder siden
  • only if Jeremy Clarkson did it

    ben cowieben cowie3 måneder siden
  • Electric car, sound driver is so lound than engine

    Lorens MomonganLorens Momongan3 måneder siden
  • Unlimited... except for range of course. It's built to set lap records.

    Cult of ApeCult of Ape3 måneder siden
  • I don’t know why I just want to hang on the spoiler of the idr when it’s driving

    XBOXASSASSON101 2XBOXASSASSON101 24 måneder siden
  • I wonder if it'll ever be raced against Rimac, Koenigsegg, Chiron, any Tesla (preferably new Roadster)....

    die_Eisenfaustdie_Eisenfaust4 måneder siden
  • So no emission problem this time?

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  • how can you compare a production car and a one off multi million pound race car???

    Rory DickinsonRory Dickinson4 måneder siden
  • Wait until the Tesla Roadster shows up with it's 0~60 in 1.1secs time.. it will make this thing look slow!! Tho not sure how many times you will be able to use it's rocket boosters .. lol

    Paul JamiesonPaul Jamieson4 måneder siden
    • @atotalidiot naysayers say that about Tesla all the time!

      Paul JamiesonPaul Jamieson3 måneder siden
    • Lol never happening

      atotalidiotatotalidiot3 måneder siden
  • A banger could beat that thing in a 500 mile race.

    Tony SmithTony Smith4 måneder siden