Volkswagen has been feeling pretty sporty lately. Just last week, the German auto brand revealed its ID. GTI hatchback concept and now it’s leveling up its all-electric (and yet-to-be-released) ID.7 sedan with yet another concept car, dubbed the ID.X Performance, which will provide a new sportiness to the vehicle that we haven’t seen.
The first and last time we saw the ID.X nameplate was a few years back when VW engineers were looking at a hypothetical hot hatchback based on the ID.3 using parts from the ID.4 GTX crossover SUV. That concept eventually evolved into the ID.3 GTX. It looks like the marque is doing the same here with the ID.7 as the ID.X Performance essentially gives the “sports limousine” some major upgrades said to have “maximized the potential of the MEB,” which is VW’s modular electric platform.
For starters, we now have all-wheel drive and a dual-motor setup on the vehicle, which bumps the 282hp on the ID.7 all the way up to 551hp, with a locking rear differential. Sporting a more dynamic look, the ID.X Performance also has a lowered suspension by 2.3”, increased the toe by over 3”, and added a carbon rear wing, rear diffuser, and front splitter. Darkened tail lights and 20-inch bronze wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires add some gusto. Red accents and carbon bucket seats inside certainly help with the effect, if not make driving the car a lot more fun. There’s also a boost function that provides short-term power, which can be controlled on the 17-inch center console screen.
Much like the previous ID.X, the ID.X Performance may just be a testing ground for future ID.7 production models — perhaps a GTX version as well. Head over to Volkswagen’s website to learn more.