After the presentation of id. GTI concept, Volkswagen has confirmed that it can reclaim the three mythical acronyms to name its most powerful front-wheel drive electric cars. This movement does not, however, mean the loss of the GTX name found on the ID.4 and ID.5, because it is reserved for its all-wheel drive sports cars. The surname R, for its part, will be used on the most powerful models in the range, which is located one step above the GTI and GTX.
The newly revealed prototype ID.X performance This is precisely a first preview of the upcoming ID.7 GTX. Although the German company planned for the final model to debut during the Munich Motor Show, it has finally decided to postpone its launch.
As seen in the images, this is a radical interpretation of the electric sedan, which gets a more aggressive body kit. The bumpers receive a large number of air intakes which in addition to giving a nice appearance to the front, may also improve the cooling of the mechanics and the braking system.
The skirts covered with a red line and the 20-inch wheels inspired by the world of competition completely change the profile of the car, while the rear has a large spoiler and a diffuser. The wheel arches now have black fins because the axles are 8 centimeters wide.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX will be launched on the market next year
Its drive train consists of two electric motors that are able to perform 600 CV (441 kW) of power. The rear axle benefits from a limited slip differential; In addition, the chassis has been tuned so that it can digest the wild increase in the car’s power (as a result, the body is now 6 centimeters closer to the ground).
Everyone recognizes that the standard ID.7 GTX may be less radical than the ID.X Performance. Most likely, it will mount the same 340 HP (250 kW) set found in some of the company’s latest electric vehicles; Therefore, it is closer to its approach to Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD than Performance.
Its battery is definitely the 85 kWh recently released Skoda Enyaq. This pack will allow the rear-wheel drive ID.7 to reach around 700 km WLTP autonomy, but with the GTX this figure will remain at 600-650 km due to its higher consumption.