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Volkswagen displays electric sports car "ID.X"

Volkswagen displays electric sports car “ID.X”

The first GTX model in the family of electric cars for Volkswagen, ID. It can be ordered: 4 GTX ID. Similar to GTI for combustion engines and GTE for hybrid vehicles, the abbreviation stands for a separate brand of sporting products. VW chief Ralf Brandstätter is now also introducing a particularly dynamic version of the ID.3 compact car, but a series of car with the project name “ID.X” is not currently planned.

“We just introduced the ID.4 GTX. Our first electrical performance model was received very well. Even with our engineers, because with it they discovered the joys of developing high-performance electric cars. And so we let it do that,” Brandstadter wrote in Function On the LinkedIn Online Recruitment Network.

Wolfsburg development team originally equipped an ID.3 with 62 kWh with an 82 kWh battery and combined it with parts of the ID.4 GTX. The driving train, chassis, and infotainment system have been modified, and ID.3 is given a more attractive look inside and out. The result was a compact all-wheel drive electric vehicle with 245 kW (333 hp) and a sporty design.

“I just got to test this prototype – and I’m very happy,” says Brandstätter. Thanks to more power and 200 kg less weight than the regular model, sprint from zero to one hundred can now be achieved in 5.3 seconds. The most powerful ID.3 serial with rear wheel drive and 150 kW (204 hp) acceleration to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds. Brandstätter described the interior and exterior of the ID.X as “the ultimate design highlight” and in “drift mode,” the fun can’t be bypassed. “I’ve talked a lot about how versatile our MEB uses are (VW’s E-Auto-Baukasten, D. Ed.). ID.X explains this in particular,” says the director.

Brandstätter concluded that ID.X will not be a production vehicle, but Volkswagen wants to take many ideas behind the unique idea. For now, there is only ID.4 in the GTX version. The electric SUV, which costs from 50,415 euros in this country, also has internal and external modifications. Under the sheet metal there are two electric motors, one in the rear and one on the front axle, that together provide 220 kW (299 hp) and can work together as an electric motor with all-wheel drive. All other identifiers so far have been powered by an electric motor and a rear-wheel drive.

The ID.4 GTX accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds. The electronically limited top speed is 180 km / h. The standard driving dynamics manager on the top-of-the-range model performs the optional DCC grilles with the XDS electronic differential lock and modulates the “high-precision” interaction, the VW promises. It also works closely with the all-wheel drive system and brake control. This ensures that driving dynamics and stability achieve the best possible level in every situation. The Wolfsburg-based company has not revealed the next GTX model.