Newly surfaced patent design images for what appears to be an electric Volkswagen sports car offer a glimpse of what the company may be planning for its long-rumored production electric coupé.
The design images — published on the Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website — weren’t accompanied by any technical details, so not much else is known.
Autocar provides more: “The low-slung model looks like a two-door coupé with active aerodynamic features, including an extendable rear fin. The above view also shows that it features gull-wing hinges for its doors, and the design’s lengthy shape suggests it has been crafted with minimal air resistance in mind. … No technical details have been revealed along with the latest images, but we know the ID concept uses a 168bhp electric motor. In the sports car model, more power could be produced with a dual motor setup, which is used in electric models like the most potent Tesla Model Ss.”
Continuing: “Autocar revealed that Volkswagen’s growing EV range will launch all-electric models including an SUV, MPV, luxury saloon, and sportscar in the near future. The ID concept previewed the MPV, and these patent images look to preview the sports car. All of the models will be built on Volkswagen’s scalable EV platform with shared components such as motors, axles and suspension included. … The lack of glass windscreen on the pictured design also hints that this could be an autonomous model developed to demonstrate driverless technology, however, it seems highly unlikely that this windscreen-free design would make it to production.”
So, when are we likely to see a production version of a model similar to that shown in these images? Volkswagen execs have previously suggested that the electric model that will follow the ID will probably be released before or by 2025.
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