Subsequent in the footsteps of Rivian past yr, Volkswagen is moving into the 2021 Rebelle Rally with a fully electric powered car or truck. The automobile of choice is a 2021 VW ID.four, especially one outfitted with dual-motor all-wheel push. It is really not quite a stock instance, both.
This ID.four is having some sizeable chassis upgrades courtesy of Tanner Foust Racing and Rhys Millen Racing. Among the them are suspension variations including custom made tubular management arms. Skid plates and additional battery protection will be added, as will chunky all-terrain tires. It looks that some of these variations are based on what the retailers did for the rear-wheel-push ID.four that Tanner Foust drove in the NORRA one thousand off-highway race. The powertrain, although, is unchanged with its eighty two-kWh battery pack and 295 horsepower and 339 pound-toes of torque. Capping off the modifications are a roof rack and a custom made vinyl wrap built by artist Liz Kuz.
The ID.four will compete in the X-Cross class from other crossovers these as the retro-styled Mitsubishi Outlander that was demonstrated a very little more than a month ago. So far, the Rivian R1T is the only fully electric powered automobile to have competed in the rally. The VW will be piloted by Mercedes Lilienthal and Emily Winslow in the around one,400-mile race, which begins this Thursday, Oct seven.