The GTX designation on the bodywork of Volkswagen cars is intended to refer to the more famous GTI designation and will be reserved for sporty versions of VW electric cars.
On April 28, 2021, Volkswagen introduced a new designation for electric vehicles – GTX. This designation should become an evolutionary continuation of the famous GTI designation, which is now legendary and denotes Volkswagen’s sporty cars. The first GTI was created in the 1970s with the arrival of the VW Golf GTI.
Over its lifetime, VW’s sporty cars have gone from 110 horsepower to the 320 horsepower of the latest generation GTI. It wasn’t just the technology and performance that changed during these years, but also the popularity of fuel among customers. Thus, successively, sharp diesel versions labeled GTD, hybrid versions labeled GTE, and now the sharp electric GTX version have been launched.
The GTX acronym reflects the Volkswagen Group’s switch to producing fully electric models bearing the ID designation. The first representative of the new generation of all-electric sports cars is the ID.4 GTX. According to marketing information, this model is intended to provide “a fun and carbon-neutral driving experience for a wide range of customers.”
However, looking at the technical specification of the car, I unfortunately can’t help feeling that the first electric representative of the GT range doesn’t inspire much enthusiasm! Judge for yourself.
ID.4 GTX technical data:
- two electric motors with a system output of 220kW (299hp)
However, the manufacturer adds: the maximum power can be available for a maximum of 30 seconds. Another condition for maximum performance is the temperature of the battery, which should be between 23 and 50 °C and should be charged to more than 88 percent of capacity.
- acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds
- top speed 180 km/h
- all-wheel drive
- MEB platform, chassis 15 mm lower