A prototype of a 400-horsepower crossover Cupra Formentor was spotted on tests

A prototype of a 400-horsepower crossover Cupra Formentor was spotted on tests

October 15, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The journalists published photos from tests of a camouflaged prototype of the high-performance Cupra Formentor crossover. The novelty, which was captured at the Nürburgring race track, will receive a 400-horsepower engine

At the beginning of the year, the sports brand Cupra, which is owned by SEAT, presented its first model – the “charged” Formentor crossover. The novelty was supposed to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, but it was canceled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

A couple of minutes ago it became known that the Cupra Formentor will receive a 400-horsepower engine. In addition, photos appeared with a test prototype of the novelty, which was tested on the Nürburgring track.

The more powerful Formentor from Cupra will receive a turbocharged five-cylinder power plant.

This is the same engine found in the high-performance Audi RS Q3 crossover, although we suspect the Formentor has received more powerful tuning to hit the 400bhp target.

Although the crossover prototype spotted did not have a more aggressive appearance compared to the regular execution of the model, you can expect the production version of the Formentor from Cupra to have a more “evil” appearance.

Recall that the Cupra Formentor was presented with two engine options. The first was a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing up to 306 hp. The other was a plug-in hybrid model that used a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine producing 148 hp. It works in conjunction with a single 114 hp electric motor. The total power will be 241 hp. This version of the car will be able to travel 49.89 km on electricity alone.

Cupra Formentor goes to the brand’s dealers in the last quarter of 2020. At the time of this writing, there is no data on how much the new product will cost.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the updated Cupra Ateca crossover 2021 model year was presented. The Spanish sports brand SEAT Cupra has unveiled a high-performance version of the Ateca crossover. The new 2021 model year received minor design changes as well as sportier chassis settings.