Presentation of the powerful crossover Cupra Formentor VZ5February 22, 2021
Sports brand Cupra has unveiled the high-performance crossover Formentor VZ5, which has received an in-line five-cylinder engine from Audi. The production of new items will be limited to only 7,000 pieces.
Spanish sports brand Cupra is celebrating its third anniversary by debuting its most powerful car to date. Designed from the ground up, the Formentor sports crossover borrows the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine used by Audi for its various RS-badged compact cars, including the RS Q3 and TT RS.
In the new Formentor VZ5, the inline five-cylinder engine delivers 385 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque.
For comparison: the same engine, which is installed in the RS Q3 crossover, boasts a slightly higher power – 394 hp. The new “hot” Cupra comes standard with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The most powerful version of the Formentor accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds, which is three tenths of a second faster than the Audi RS Q3. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h. The engines reach full power already at 5700 rpm, and the maximum torque is available from 2250 rpm.
The 306-horsepower Cupra Formentor VZ5 received a set of 20-inch wheels with larger brakes. There are 18-inch copper-trimmed Akebono six-piston calipers that are paired with copper-finished alloy wheels. The stacked Lexus F-styled quad exhaust tips are also exclusive to the new VZ5 and peek out of the more aggressive rear diffuser.
The production of new items will be limited to only 7,000 pieces. Cupra plans to start taking orders in the last quarter of the year, but pricing has yet to be announced. In the Spanish domestic market, the price of Formentor VZ 2.0 TSI with a 306 hp engine. starts at 44,920 euros, so the VZ5 can reach 60,000 euros.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNeews wrote that the Cupra Ateca crossover received a tuned version. Experts from tuning studio ABT have worked on increasing engine power and improving the chassis.
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