2021 Auto News Cupra

CUPRA celebrates its 3rd anniversary unveiling the Formentor with a heart of five−cylinders

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World Premiere CUPRA Formentor VZ5 The CUPRA Formentor VZ5 is equipped with a 2.5 TSI five-cylinder engine delivering 390PS and 480Nm of torque, the maximum expression of combustion performance for car enthusiasts

The CUPRA Formentor VZ5 is equipped with a 2.5 TSI five-cylinder engine delivering 390PS and 480Nm of torque, the maximum expression of combustion performance for car enthusiasts

It can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in only 4.2 seconds

High-performance 18” six piston Akebono callipers housed in exclusive CUPRA 20” alloy wheels

It delivers the ultimate combustion performance with exclusivity thanks to the limited production run of just 7,000 units

The CUPRA Formentor, the first vehicle uniquely developed for brand, is now being taken beyond limits with the World Premiere of the CUPRA Formentor VZ5 on behalf of CUPRA’s 3rd anniversary.

Bringing a five-cylinder heart to the high-performance CUV, even greater dynamic ability and an even more sophisticated and exclusive experience, the CUPRA Formentor VZ5 is destined to bring an even more unique proposal to the market.

The CUPRA Formentor is already the manifesto of CUPRA’s DNA, designed and engineered to offer an iconic model that mixes innovation and an intuitive and dynamic driving experience. The Formentor VZ5 takes these attributes beyond limits.

“As we celebrate CUPRA’s 3rd anniversary the Formentor VZ5 marks the occasion by using the highly acclaimed five-cylinder petrol engine, mixing its high performance with an even more sophisticated exterior design to mark the vehicle as the maximum expression of combustion performance for car enthusiasts,” said Wayne Griffiths, President of CUPRA and SEAT.

The CUPRA Formentor VZ5’s sporty stature, rear-weighted visual emphasis and accentuated bonnet length, underscore its dynamic proportions, and beneath the sculpted form factor is the five-cylinder 2.5 litre TSI engine that delivers 390PS (287kW) and 480Nm of torque. An engine that maximises excitement behind the wheel.

It’s the perfect vehicle to help CUPRA mark its 3rd anniversary as a stand-alone brand in its own right, and continues the work, dedication and impulse to create vehicles that deliver CUPRA DNA, in vehicles that offer a diversity making them equally desirable whether you’re an enthusiast or want to drive them every day in all scenarios.

CUPRA Formentor VZ5

The VZ stands for Veloz in Spanish, meaning quick or fast, the perfect autograph for the most powerful versions of the CUPRA Formentor. A high-performance CUV that already takes its name from cape Formentor on the Spanish island of Mallorca, one of the most beautiful and wild areas in the Balearics.

The CUPRA Formentor VZ5, strengthens, multiplies and grows these attributes to deliver a vehicle the maximum expression of combustion performance for car enthusiasts. And exclusivity is ensured, with the vehicle’s run limited to 7,000 units.

The top of the range 390PS five-cylinder petrol engine offers the ultimate expression of the CUPRA brand’s DNA, with performance that will shatter perceptions of the brand and what it can deliver.

Mixing an advanced, tuneable chassis with driving modes and DCC Slider, progressive steering, an advanced quick-shifting transmission with the assurance of the 4Drive all-wheel drive system, dynamism, emotionality and performance is guaranteed.

The advanced technologies are veiled in an exterior design that moves the aesthetics beyond limits, using carbon fibre details and a more aggressive look – perfect for the VZ5’s performance focused character.

Inside the cabin provides modernity and sportiness with a unique take on the feel of the CUPRA brand. Interior highlights include the CUPRA steering wheel, a 12” infotainment and connectivity solutions. The finishing touch is the brand-new leather CUPBucket seats, presented for the first time with the VZ5.

And as the roads become busier, safety and convenience also take on an important role. Its range of driver assistance and safety systems means that the CUV will provide one of the most relaxing and safest drives in the segment.

The CUPRA Formentor provides an excellent base to develop a range of vehicles that maximize driving fun and performance and enhance the attitude of the brand. Among them, the VZ5 is the most powerful and sophisticated variant ever created to date and I am convinced that with its exclusive performance elements, it will become a dream for car enthusiasts said Dr. Werner Tietz, Executive Vice-President for Research and Development at CUPRA and SEAT.

Powertrain

The iconic turbocharged five-cylinder TSI engine under its bonnet roars performance.

The unit mixes direct-injection and turbocharging to help it achieve its peak power output of 390PS (287kW) from between 5,700rpm and 7,000rpm, while peak torque of 480Nm is available from 2,250rpm. It also delivers a rhythm and unique engine sound from the quad copper exhaust pipes.