VW ID.5 GTX Xcite Debuts With Electric Skateboard, Lamborghini Paint

Volkswagen has developed a habit of introducing one-offs made by its students, but most of them are based on the Golf GTI and hot hatchback R. Their latest project is substantially different in that the donor car is a purely electric SUV – the ID.5. It still has some sporty credentials as we’re dealing with a GTX variant featuring nearly 300 horsepower and all-wheel drive provided by a pair of electric motors.

Known as ID.5 Xcite, unique builds follow ID. The Xtreme launched last week as a GTX-based off-roader. Going back in time, VW also presented last year’s ID.X as a sporty look from the ID.3, which will pay off in the future. Returning to an existing concept, it was developed over a year by 14 interns who created a custom paint job with a matte and gloss finish borrowed from VW and Lamborghini.

The unique ID.5 GTX uses newly developed 22-inch forged wheels with powder-coated rims. Additional changes include wider door frames, a modified wheelhouse, and different fenders both front and rear. It’s also been brought closer to the road and you’ll also see the VW badge blacked out to complement the other dark body accents.

Inside, a combination of Alcantara and vegan leather is used to beautify the cabin, which incorporates an upgraded sound system with 2,000 watts of power and no less than 10 amplifiers. Once you’ve parked your vehicle, you can take out your trunk-mounted electric skateboard and head to your destination.

VW presented the ID.5 Xcite during the ID. Meet in Switzerland, a privately organized event for all things electrical. Held since 2021 when the first showcar was ID.3. Every year since 2014 – with the exception of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic – interns from three locations in Saxony modify cars manufactured in Zwickau.

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