VW ID.X Performance is a 550-HP electric super-sedan

The VW ID.X Performance concept takes the ID.7 sedan and adds a more powerful drivetrain, a modified suspension, and all sorts of visual add-ons.

by | Published on 12th Sep 2023

Volkswagen just took its forthcoming ID.7 sedan and cranked it up a notch.

It’s called the VW ID.X Performance concept and it’s been given a host of sporty upgrades.

Basically, it’s what the tame-looking ID.7 should’ve been.

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As standard, the ID.7 has a 282-horsepower electric motor which powers the rear wheels.

The VW ID.X Performance concept, on the other hand, has a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup, with front and rear electric motors pumping out a whopping 551 hp.

Now you’re talkin’.

The upgrades don’t stop there, though, as the EV concept’s also got a locking differential for the rear.

The suspension’s been lowered by 2.3 inches, and it sits on a cool-looking set of 10-spoke bronze wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber, too.

As well as a more powerful drivetrain and a modified suspension, the ID.X Performance concept gets all sorts of visual add-ons.

It’s been dressed in a body kit including a front splitter and a rear diffuser.

You can fail to notice that a giant rear wear has been mounted on the rear decklid, and the tailights have been darkened, too.

Visual upgrades aren’t limited to the exterior, though, as on the inside there’s plenty of red accents and a pair of body-hugging front seats.

Mind you, you’ll need a good pair of aggressively bolstered seats when you’re putting all that power down.

“The MEB [platform] offers many fantastic possibilities for approaching vehicle development with a great deal of creativity,” said VW’s MEB platform tech boss Andreas Reckewerth.

“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.”

It doesn’t sound like this exact car will go on sale, but could there be an ID.7 Performance car on the horizon?

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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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