Volkswagen aims to give its ID family of full-electric cars an image and sales boost with performance variants that carry the GTX badge.
VW unveiled the first variant, the ID4 GTX, during a livestream event on Wednesday.
"Electric driving is simply great fun, and with the ID4 GTX we are adding a new dimension of sportiness and dynamics," VW brand CEO Ralf Brandstaetter said during the unveiling.
"The most emotional member of the ID family to date shows that electric mobility and top sporty performance are not mutually exclusive," he said.
The ID4 GTX is a variant of the ID4 electric crossover that VW is rolling out in Europe, the U.S. and China this year.
It has electric motors on the front and rear axles and is the first ID car with electric all-wheel drive. The twin motors together produce 295 hp (220 kW). VW says the ID4 GTX can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds.
The ID4 GTX uses the same 77.0-kilowatt-hour battery pack as the regular ID4. VW said the car has a range of up to 480 km (298 miles), based on the WLTP test protocol, and a top speed of 180 kph (112 mph).
The vehicle will launch in Europe this summer, with an entry-level price of 50,415 euros ($60,000) In Germany. Buyers will also be able to apply for a grant of 7,500 euros ($9,000).
The GTX is expected to be sold in the U.S. with different badging but likely with the same dual-motor powertrain.