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New Volkswagen ID.7 GTX is its latest EV to get sporty upgrades

Hot Volkswagen ID.7 GTX joins its estate sibling at the top of the VW EV hierarchy

  • 335bhp dual-motor setup
  • Range estimated to be around 375 miles
  • Unique styling package

The crop of sporty EVs has just grown one car bigger, thanks to the new Volkswagen ID.7 GTX. It joins its ID.7 Tourer GTX estate twin as one of Volkswagen’s flagship electric models, with dual motors, more aggressive styling and a slug of extra power.

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That three-letter badge is now well-established in the German brand’s lineup, serving as the electric equivalent to the iconic GTI nameplate that first appeared nearly 50 years ago. The ID.7 GTX is the final piece of the performance-EV puzzle for VW, with its electric hatchback, MPV and SUV siblings all having received the go-faster treatment already. There’s no word on pricing yet, but it's likely to be one of the most expensive cars that Volkswagen sells, perhaps costing north of £60,000.

What do I need to know about the Volkswagen ID.7 GTX?

The Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer GTX broke cover earlier this year, and now the upgrades have filtered across from that model to the saloon. In case you missed what was new for the estate, let’s have a quick recap.

In Volkswagen parlance, GTX signifies performance, so that’s where the majority of the upgrades lie for the ID.7 GTX. The regular ID.7’s rear-mounted motor has been paired with an additional motor on the front axle, providing four-wheel drive. They draw power from an 86kWh battery, which should deliver around 375 miles of range, although this is yet to be officially tested. The battery itself gets faster charging speeds than the regular ID.7 – 200kW versus 175kW – meaning it should take less than 30 minutes to top up from 10-80%.

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It may be four-wheel drive but power is heavily rear-biassed; the rear motor produces a maximum of 281bhp, while the front peaks at 107bhp, but maximum combined power stands at 335bhp. That’s 53bhp more than the regular ID.7 and cuts the 0-62mph time from 6.5 seconds to 6.0 seconds flat. While that’ll be quick enough to push you back in your seat, it’s still some way off the neck-snapping acceleration figures we’ve seen from other sporty EVs like the Tesla Model 3 Performance.

You get the same visual upgrades as the Tourer GTX, too, including bespoke front and rear bumpers, 20-inch alloy wheels, unique daytime-running lights and the optional King’s Red paintwork only available for GTX models. 

The red theme continues inside, with the upholstery stitching and GTX headrest emblems all matching the optional exterior paint colour. Other than that, it’s the same affair as the normal ID.7, meaning you get a giant 15-inch infotainment screen, impressive legroom for front and rear passengers and a generous boot.

How much does the Volkswagen ID.7 GTX cost and when can I buy one?

We can only estimate pricing for the Volkswagen ID.7 GTX at this point, but a starting price of around £60,000 is to be expected. The ID.7 Tourer GTX is likely to cost slightly more, and both should go on sale later this year.

Read our full review of the regular Volkswagen ID.7 to find out what we thought of VW’s executive EV…

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