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Cupra celebrates its third anniversary as a standalone company, and has unveiled its new high-performance turbocharged five-cylinder crossover.

03 Mar 2021 | International News : Spain

The Cupra Formentor is now being taken beyond limits with the Cupra Formentor VZ5 on Cupra's third anniversary. Bringing a five-cylinder heart to the high-performance CUV, even greater dynamic ability and an even more sophisticated and exclusive experience, the Formentor VZ5 is destined to bring an even more unique proposal to the market.

The Cupra Formentor is already the manifesto of 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.

The Formentor VZ5 comes with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels that are exclusively designed for it
The 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 turbocharged 2.5-litre engine that delivers 385bhp and 480Nm of torque.

The VZ stands for Veloz in Spanish, meaning quick or fast, the perfect autograph for the most powerful versions of the Cupra Formentor. Exclusivity is also ensured, with the vehicle's run limited to 7,000 units.

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

The turbocharged five-cylinder engine produces 385bhp and 480Nm of torque, and is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Zero to 100km/h acceleration happens in 4.2 seconds, onwards to a top speed of 250km/h.

The Cupra Formentor VZ5 is powered by a 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine producing 385bhp and 480Nm of torque
The VZ5 is 10mm lower than the regular Cupra Formentor. Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) with 15 levels of damping adjustment continually provides the best set-up for each wheel depending on the driving conditions and the driving mode selected. The Formentor VZ5 offers different driving modes, changing the vehicle's attitude, making it more focused on whatever the road throws up.

When cornering, the Formentor VZ5 delivers with its 18-inch six-piston brake calipers housed within its 20-inch alloy wheels.

The car's dynamic proportions are heightened by the visual emphasis placed towards the rear of the car. This puts emphasis on the length of the bonnet, and is supplemented by the VZ5-specific bonnet with its sculpted lines.

Below the Cupra signature styled head lights are two air intakes that emphasise the car's more agressive face. The carbon fibre lateral front splitter redirect air into the intercoolers, improving cooling. The elegant yet strong design continues at the rear. The Formentor VZ5 is undoubtedly a performance car, and the VZ5-specific carbon fibre rear diffuser and diagonal quad exhaust pipes reinforce its personality.

The interior of the Formentor VZ5 is available in blue or black leather, and complemented with brushed dark aluminium and copper accents
Finally, the Formentor VZ5 carries the Cupra lettering in black chrome, as well as a new exclusive logo VZ5 also in black chrome. The Formentor VZ5's design is intensified with the addition of the newest colour, Taiga Grey, a unique colour specifically designed for the VZ5. The Formentor will also be available in Midnight Black, Magnetic Tech Matte and Petrol Blue Matte.

Inside, the Formentor VZ5's cabin provides a heightened sense of modernity and sportiness. Occupants are cocooned by high-quality materials, with brushed dark aluminium and copper accents making the cabin feel modern and contemporary.

CupBucket seats are available either in petrol blue or black leather and are mounted low in the cabin to deliver a sportier seating position. In addition, the Formentor VZ5 will also be available with an exclusive interior progressive graphics in Dinamica Black, perforated with a copper backing rounded in a brown Nappa leather seats. 

The driver's relationship with the interior mixes the tactility and feedback of the steering wheel with the modernity of the customisable Digital Cockpit and infotainment touchscreen, which provides the functionality and connectivity to all occupants and reduces button count.

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