VW Turns Up the Wick on ID.7 EV with 551-HP Performance Concept

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VW Turns ID.7 EV into 551-HP Sports Sedan ConceptVolkswagen
  • This new concept car from Volkswagen shows what a sportier version of the ID.7 electric sedan could look like.

  • It's called the ID.X Performance concept and it features a 551-hp dual-motor electric powertrain.

  • We don't think this concept will become a production car, but a dual-motor version of the ID.7 is likely coming soon.

Volkswagen's new ID.7 sedan isn't the most exciting new electric car slated to hit the market soon, but this new concept version created for an EV festival in Switzerland certainly attracts attention. It's called the ID.X Performance concept and it ramps up the ID.7's fun factor thanks to a more powerful drivetrain, a modified suspension, and all sorts of visual add-ons.

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The standard ID.7 has a 282-horsepower electric motor powering the rear wheels, but the ID.X has a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup with front and rear electric motors producing a whopping 551 hp. There's also a locking differential for the rear. The suspension is lowered by 2.3 inches, and cool-looking 10-spoke bronze wheels are wrapped in aggressive Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.


Volkswagen also fitted a body kit including a front splitter and a rear diffuser, and mounted a giant wing on the rear decklid. The taillights are also darkened. Inside, there are red accents and aggressively bolstered front seats.

volkswagen idx performance concept

We don't think anything like this concept will reach production, but Volkswagen has hinted at sportier ID-badged EVs such as the ID.GTI concept shown recently at the Munich auto show. A more powerful dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version of the ID.7 is also slated to join the lineup later on.

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