Hot Volkswagen ID.X electric concept unveiled
Ralf Brandstätter Linkedin
- Not even a month after the ID.4 GTX was revealed, the VW CEO unveiled an electric concept on his LinkedIn page.
- The ID.X is a performance version of the ID.3, equipped with a larger battery and a modified chassis and appearance.
- It would be supposed to hit 60 mph from a standstill in 5.3 seconds – and our sources tell us they suspect it will be built.
Volkswagen CEO Ralf Brandstätter presented a new electric concept on his personal LinkedIn page. The car is called ID.X, a performance version of the ID.3 hatch.
“We just introduced the ID.4 GTX,” Brandstätter said on Linkedin. “Our first high-performance electric model is very well received, even by our engineers, because with it, they discovered the pleasure of developing high-performance electric cars. And so we let them do it.
“The team fitted an ID.3 with an original 62 kWh battery with an 82 kWh battery and recombined it with parts of the ID.4 GTX,” he continued. “The powertrain, chassis and infotainment are modified and make the vehicle look extraordinary inside and out. The result of this experiment is a power plant with all-wheel drive, 245 kW power and sporty design. “
He said he has tested the prototype and is “thrilled”, adding that it can hit 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds and that the interior and exterior are an “absolute highlight of the car. design.
“I have often spoken of the versatility of our SEM [platform] is, ”he said. “The ID.X makes this very clear. Although the ID.X will not be a production vehicle, we will take up a lot of ideas. “
Meanwhile, VW sources said Autoweek that they “suspect” that it will be built, but they also said that it is “highly unlikely that you will see it in the United States, if it is built.”
Photos on Brandstätter’s LinkedIn page show the distinctive gray and green paintwork, large alloy rims and low profile tires. Inside, sports seats covered with Alcantara.
The power quoted by Brandstätter is equivalent to 329 hp, 27 hp more than the GTX. VW sources said Autoweek that the four-wheel drive system is based on the GTX and the drift mode is based on the new Golf R.
They also say VW’s R Group is still working on an R version of the ID.3.
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