Volkswagen ID.3 Looks Fantastic As A Spruced Up ‘R’ Model

Volkswagen recently admitted that the company’s new ID.3 all-electric hatchback will be sold as a high-performance ‘R’ variant and if the car looks anything like this, we think it could prove to be a success.

Designer Kleber Silva is behind these renderings. They take the ID.3 which has a relatively conservative design and spruce things up a bit to make the hatch fitting of an ‘R’ badge.

The differences are particularly striking at the front. Gone is the simple small grille on the front of the ID.3 and in its place sits a sharp and more complex grille with triangular shapes and fake cooling ducts for the brakes. A small ‘R’ logo is also present. Newly-designed wheels immediately catch the eye and combine attractive styling with efficient aerodynamics to aid in the car’s range.

Also Read: VW Planning A Hotter ID 3 R With All Wheel Drive And More Power

Changes at the rear aren’t overly significant but do include a distinctive rear diffuser, a triangular F1-inspired rain light, and triangular reflectors on the outer edges of the bumper.

The current VW Golf R is one of the finest hot hatches on the market and achieves its impressive performance without looking over-the-top like the current Honda Civic Type R. The VW ID.3 R presented follows a similar design philosophy and is free of any crazy wings that could make it stand out a little too much.

According to Volkswagen, the ID.3 R will launch within five years. It will include all-wheel drive and some kind of performance-focused electric motor. Will it lead to the demise of the Golf R? Only time will tell.

  • Giannis Antypas

    SEAT El-Born looks fantastic as a spruced up ‘R’model

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Aren’t those the SEAT bumpers?

      • Giannis Antypas

        The front bumpers, the rear bumpers, as well as the wheels and even the color, all are taken straight out of the SEAT El-Born presentation gallery and thereafter been implemented into this ‘rendering’. These particular elements are clearly all that in this article make this rendering ‘striking’ and ‘attractive’ actually , although it seems the words were not that triumphant in the respective past article for the El-Born.

        Sincerely in that sense, the heading should be ‘The VW ID3 looks fantastic in the SEAT El-Born suit’, as the SEAT should be credited for everything the article says without though giving the merit to the spanish design.

        And what I like the most is when it comes to say ‘striking differences’ ‘take the ID.3 which has a relatively conservative design and spruce things up’, ‘if the car looks anything like this, we think it could prove to be a success’.

  • Aeromann

    Fantastic… This? ?

  • Puddingpopper

    that thing effs

  • Dredd2

    still ugly

  • Richard Alexander

    Ill only buy it if the paint is poor quality and the tires get their air refilled in OTA updates. Also, I want to save the earth but I. MUST be able to do 0-60 in under 3 seconds/s

  • Ben

    OH WOW!

  • DJA

    With VW’s less than

  • Alduin

    VW isn’t reliable and you thought dieselgate was bad? Just wait until EV gate. Range stated is way less than what VW estimates and cold weather starting will put a damper on these EV’s. Not to mention battery depletion will get worse after a few years. This will put the final nail in their coffin.

  • huh, it actually does.

    though it might alos just be the red paint job.

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