New Volkswagen ID X Performance revealed: everything you need to know

September 11, 2023 by

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This is the new Volkswagen ID X Performance, a dual-motor track-focussed version of the ID 7 with 558hp. Read on for all you need to know.

  • New Volkswagen ID X Concept revealed
  • One-off performance electric saloon
  • Race car-inspired styling
  • Dual motors with 558hp
  • Lowered stiffened suspension
  • Won’t go into production

Volkswagen has revealed a new, racing-inspired version of the ID 7 called the ID X Performance. It has 558hp from two electric motors, as well as lowered suspension.

Don’t get your hopes up about this turning into the forthcoming ID 7 GTX, that car will be toned down from this one-off concept.

New Volkswagen ID X Performance design

This new Volkswagen ID X concept certainly stands out against the standard ID 7. It has a much more aggressive look to it, a bit like a modern electric touring car.

You have the same light bar at the front as the ID 7, however the lower bumper houses a massive air intake and a carbon fibre splitter with red accent details.

Looking down the side, this concept car sits a whopping 60mm lower to the ground than the ID 7, and it’s riding on 20-inch alloy wheels with racecar-esque centre-lock wheels. There’s also some big side skirts and carbon fibre wheel arch extensions to accommodate the wider tyres.

There are some more sporty red bits of trim inside the ID X…

There’s no missing that massive wing at the back, which has something of the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS about it with the gooseneck supports. Adding to the racey vibe here is the carbon fibre rear diffuser, with yet more red accents to help it stand out.

New Volkswagen ID X motors and performance

You can’t have all this race car-inspired style with no substance, and thankfully the ID X Performance is packing plenty of power under the skin.

It has two electric motors, one for each axle, producing 558hp. Volkswagen hasn’t given a 0-60mph time for this car, however it makes similar power to the Porsche Taycan 4S. That means it’s likely to have a 0-60ph time of somewhere between 2.5 and 3.0 seconds.

To help put this power down through the corners, the ID X Performance has lowered suspension which is also stiffened, as well as tweaked the suspension geometry and sticky track tyres.

Will I be able to buy a Volkswagen ID X Performance?

Unfortunately not. This is a one-off concept which won’t be going into production, so you’ll have to wait until later in September for the Volkswagen ID 7 GTX to be revealed if you fancy a sporty electric saloon.

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