February 22, 2024

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

Pursuing in the footsteps of Rivian last 12 months, Volkswagen is coming into the 2021 Rebelle Rally with a totally electrical motor vehicle. The auto of choice is a 2021 VW ID.4, particularly one particular equipped with dual-motor all-wheel push. It can be not really a stock example, possibly.

This ID.4 is acquiring some major chassis upgrades courtesy of Tanner Foust Racing and Rhys Millen Racing. Between them are suspension changes like custom tubular handle arms. Skid plates and further battery security will be extra, as will chunky all-terrain tires. It looks that some of these changes are primarily based on what the shops did for the rear-wheel-push ID.4 that Tanner Foust drove in the NORRA one thousand off-road race. The powertrain, although, is unchanged with its eighty two-kWh battery pack and 295 horsepower and 339 pound-ft of torque. Capping off the modifications are a roof rack and a custom vinyl wrap developed by artist Liz Kuz.

The ID.4 will contend in the X-Cross course in opposition to other crossovers such as the retro-styled Mitsubishi Outlander that was revealed a minimal more than a thirty day period back. So much, the Rivian R1T is the only totally electrical auto to have competed in the rally. The VW will be piloted by Mercedes Lilienthal and Emily Winslow in the about 1,four hundred-mile race, which starts this Thursday, October seven.

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