Rivian R1X could be surprisingly great

With the R1T being the first electric pickup truck on the market, Rivian positively astonished everyone. Both the R1T and its cousin, the R1S SUV, have received favorable reviews from those who have driven them. Even while they offer more than adequate specifications, none of them are performance powerhouses. According to insiders inside Rivian who spoke to Motortrend, this should change soon.

On the R1 chassis, the EV manufacturer is moving forward with a really potent SUV that Motortrend compares to a cross between a Jeep Wrangler and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. In other words, it should be equally at home on and off-road, combining the best aspects of both without constraints.

Luxurious and capable, yet with the wild personality and far more horsepower of the Ford Bronco to rely on. Additionally, it will have a fastback roofline that may resemble a Cayenne more. R1X was given a name because the potential Raptor-killer required one. It can just be a placeholder and not the real name.

CarBuzz claims that Rivian unsuccessfully attempted to trademark the R1X in March 2021. The upcoming performance SUV, unlike the R1S, will have two rows of seats and will be built on a scaled-down version of the R1 platform.

According to insiders at Motortrend, Rivian will equip the R1X with new motors and batteries. Like the Tesla Plaid series of vehicles, those will have carbon-sleeved rotors. They should be able to spin at a greater rpm and produce more power as a result.

Rivian intends to use four motors—one for each wheel—to achieve an output of 1,200 hp and 1,200 lb-ft (1,632 Nm) of torque. This should enable remarkable torque vectoring performance and guarantee that, in comparison to the R1X, the Ford Bronco Raptor will appear no more difficult than a domestic pet.

  • A price goal would, of course, be necessary for the rumor to be complete, and we have heard that it has been established at $115,000.


Akwo Stanislus
A passionate writer in Automobiles especially in the domain of EVs.

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