Every family has a black sheep, and in the Volkswagen ID range, that black sheep is the 411 kW ID.X show car.
Volkswagen’s current offerings wearing the ID badge may span across different facets of motoring from mini-busses to five-door crossovers. Aside from each one being electric, they share the same undeniably mundane and docile demeanour. That is, except for the latest entry into the range.
Based on the ID.7, this rendition of the ID badge focuses on athleticism and performance. To that end, the ID.X is outfitted with a sports suspension system and stiff springs resulting in a 60 mm drop in ride height alongside an 80 mm toe angle. Below the sporty metal and carbon fibre, bits is a permanently synchronous electric motor on the rear axle and an asynchronous motor on the front axle. This electrically motivated couple allows for an output of 411 kW to be delivered to the four 265 racing tyres. The electric motors are fed by a drive battery able to provide continuous high power outputs and short charging times by way of a charging capacity of up to 200 kW.
Much like the performance-oriented underpinnings, the exterior (and bits of the interior) is designed to echo the athletic aspiration. While the front retains the shape of the ID.7’s front end, the lower portion of the front end has been finished in gloss black. Curtailing the bumper is a carbon fibre lip. The sides feature gloss black wheel claddings and 20-inch alloy wheels with central locking. The rear is kitted with tinted taillights, a carbon fibre rear wing and a carbon fibre diffuser. Take a look at the inside, and you’ll be greeted by carbon bucket seats, an almost 7-inch centre screen, and a slew of red accents.
“The MEB offers many fantastic possibilities for approaching vehicle development with a great deal of creativity. It was clear to us that we wanted to base our new show car on the ID.7 and that we would focus on enhancing the performance. In this way, we can show what is possible.” – Andreas Reckewerth, Head of Technology Office MEB