September 29, 2023

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2021 VW ID.4 gets some major upgrades for Rebelle Rally run

Subsequent in the footsteps of Rivian past 12 months, Volkswagen is entering the 2021 Rebelle Rally with a thoroughly electric powered motor vehicle. The car or truck of selection is a 2021 VW ID.4, precisely one particular equipped with twin-motor all-wheel push. It is really not really a inventory case in point, possibly.

This ID.4 is obtaining some important chassis upgrades courtesy of Tanner Foust Racing and Rhys Millen Racing. Amid them are suspension adjustments including custom tubular control arms. Skid plates and further battery safety will be extra, as will chunky all-terrain tires. It looks that some of these adjustments are based on what the outlets did for the rear-wheel-push ID.4 that Tanner Foust drove in the NORRA a thousand off-street race. The powertrain, nevertheless, is unchanged with its eighty two-kWh battery pack and 295 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. Capping off the modifications are a roof rack and a custom vinyl wrap built by artist Liz Kuz.

The ID.4 will compete in the X-Cross class from other crossovers these kinds of as the retro-styled Mitsubishi Outlander that was revealed a tiny in excess of a thirty day period back. So far, the Rivian R1T is the only thoroughly electric powered car or truck to have competed in the rally. The VW will be piloted by Mercedes Lilienthal and Emily Winslow in the about one,400-mile race, which starts off this Thursday, October seven.

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