Teased earlier this month, the Cupra Formentor VZ5 SUV has made its debut as a limited-run, top quality variant with an inline-five cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
The Formentor VZ5 is recognized by revised bodywork, the place a redesigned bumper joins a black grille with a matte black body, in addition to a bonnet particular to the VZ5 variant. Beneath the headlights are air intakes that redirect air into the intercoolers. In profile, the VZ5 is additional marked out by flared wheel arches, whereas the rear finish will get a VZ5-specific carbon-fibre rear diffuser and copper-trimmed quad exhaust pipes.
Constructing upon the specs of the Cupra Formentor VZ four-cylinder petrol, the VZ5 produces 390 PS from 5,700 rpm to 7,000 rpm and 480 Nm of torque from 2,250 rpm, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG and 4Drive all-wheel-drive.
Thus outfitted, the Formentor VZ5 does the 0-100 km/h acceleration benchmark in 4.2 seconds and an electronically restricted prime velocity of 250 km/h. This powertrain is presently discovered within the Audi RS3 and the TT RS, albeit with the German duo receiving a peak energy output of 400 hp and the identical torque determine. For the 0-100 km/h dash, the RS3 and TT RS does it in 4.1 seconds and three.7 seconds, respectively.
Chassis refinements to the Formentor VZ5 over the Formentor VZ – itself based mostly on Volkswagen’s MQB platform – embrace a 10 mm-lower experience top, whereas Adaptive Chassis Management supplies 15 ranges of damping adjustment managed through the Cupra drive mode selector on the steering wheel. Rolling inventory is comprised of 20-inch Cupra machined alloy wheels, which home 18-inch Akebono brakes with waved discs.
The Formentor VZ5 inside will get darkish brushed aluminium and copper accents, whereas entrance bucket seats supply a decrease, extra ergonomic seating place while maximising cabin house, says the automaker. Along with petrol blue or black colors for the leather-based seats, the Formentor VZ5 can be paired with a Dinamica Black inside with brown Nappa leather-based seats when specified within the VZ5-exclusive Taiga Gray paint end.
Infotainment within the Formentor VZ5 is offered by a 12-inch central touchscreen, with a wi-fi Full Hyperlink system that permits smartphone compatibility by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Voice recognition that accommodates pure command phrases allows hands-free operation.
Security and comfort applied sciences within the Formentor VZ5 embrace predictive adaptive cruise management, Journey Help, Aspect and Exit Help and Emergency Help.
Along with the VZ5-exclusive Taiga Gray exterior paint end, the Cupra Formentor VZ5 can be had in Midnight Black, Magnetic Tech Matte and Petrol Blue Matte. The range-topping five-cylinder efficiency SUV will go on sale within the fourth quarter of 2021, says Cupra.