German Volkswagen is pleased to announce that its electric VW ID.4 was able to complete the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road race without incident, making it the first mass-produced electric car to reach the finish line in this kind of rally competition.
A slightly modified version of the Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition (RWD) crossover successfully completed the Mexican 1000 off-road race. According to the German brand, this is a great success as the crossover was the first electric vehicle ever to compete in the event.
The car was equipped with its standard electric motor with an 82 kWh battery, as well as a modified off-road suspension.
“Despite the brutal nature of the Baja Desert, the only damage ID.4 did was cosmetic damage to the rear bumper.”
“While the 201-horsepower electric motor, battery and drive systems were unchanged, the SUV’s interior had to be disassembled and modified with a roll cage, racing seats and additional screens to display key data such as battery temperature. The suspension has been completely redesigned. The car received rally-style coilovers on all four wheels and tubular lower control arms at the front and closed lower rear links. The radiator has been raised a few inches to improve entry angles and cooling capacity, and additional 3/8 “steel skid plates have been added to the chassis,” the official press release said.
Not so long ago, AutoTImesNews wrote that the VW ID.3 GTX is being considered as a potential electric hatchback. New VW ID.3 GTX is pending review. Its appearance will lead to an increase in the brand’s new line of high-performance electric vehicles.