“This was an exciting test of ID.4 technology because no other production-based EV had ever entered this event, let alone completed it,” said Scott Keogh, President, and CEO of Volkswagen of America. “Congrats to our team for demonstrating that EVs can stand up to extreme environments, and showing how fun electric vehicles can be. The ID.4 could definitely be the Baja Bug for the electric age.”
We are extremely impressed to see a near-stock EV finish such a tough race. The 201 horsepower electric motor was left untouched, with the only modifications being a racing interior, rally-style coilover suspension, and new wheels and tires.