Volkswagen’s electric onslaught hasn’t really been too exciting thus far, but it seems that’s all about to change as the company finds its footing again in a niche it probably knows the best – the everyday sports cars. After showing off the ID GTI in Munich last week, Volkswagen is now flaunting yet another performance EV for us to drool over, in the form of something called the Volkswagen ID.X Performance.
The company hasn’t confirmed whether the ID.X Performance will eventually make it into production, merely calling it a “vision” of what an all-electric sports sedan might look like. But given that the ID.X Performance is essentially just a souped-up version of the Volkswagen ID.7 that was unveiled in April this year, we’re assuming that the concept car will eventually become the ID.7 GTX – which the company has already confirmed (and teased).
In standard “sports car concept” fashion, Volkswagen has given the ID.X Performance an aggressive makeover, featuring new bumpers with blacked-out grilles and air channels, widened fenders, GTI-esque red accents, and 20-inch centre-locking sport alloys wrapped in special racing rubbers.
There’s also the unmistakeable aerodynamic appendages, including a massive rear wing and rear diffuser, both of which made out of carbon fibre as you’d expect. To complement its air-bending capabilities, the ID.X Performance has also been fitted with a set of new sports suspension with “especially stiff springs” that also lowers the car by 60 mm.
Of course, the main highlight here is its newfound performance. Volkswagen still isn’t revealing much, but does confirm that it’ll have a twin-motor set-up (as you’d expect in a GTX), capable of a total system output upwards of 559 hp (411 kW) – or nearly double what the range-topping ID.7 Pro S currently does.
Just like the ID.7, the Volkswagen ID.X Performance concept also supports DC fast charging up to 200 kW, courtesy of the marque’s MEB architecture.
We’ll probably still have to wait a little longer before we find out more about the Volkswagen ID.7 GTX, given that its pedestrian counterpart has only recently made its official market launch globally. But from what we’ve seen so far, it appears that VW is definitely on the right track, and all they have to do now is to build the damn thing.