Constructed to coincide with the three-365 days anniversary of the Cupra trace as a standalone entity, the LHD-simplest VZ5 aspects an inline-five borrowed from Audi
Audi has lastly let considered one of its fellow VW Community brands in on the turbo five-pot action. The 2.5-litre turbo engine is now on hand in a loads of model of the Cupra Formentor SUV, which is dubbed the ‘VZ5‘.
It’s here to impress the third anniversary of the Cupra trace being spun off from Seat to invent a standalone entity, one thing the sizzling crossover will procure an awfully good time by sending 385bhp to all four wheels by process of a seven-velocity twin-hold gearbox. That’s 10bhp decrease than it makes in various Audi settings, nonetheless don’t fear, the Formentor VZ5 is de facto a smidge quicker than its RS Q3 cousin.
You’re having a survey at a 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds within the Cupra, vs 4.5 within the Audi, goodbye because the launch control machine is engaged. Lend a hand going, and likewise you’ll hit the long-established electronic buffers at 155mph.
At the origin survey, it doesn’t look all that loads of from the common Formentor, nonetheless on closer inspection, there are a pair of giveaways. Chief amongst them is the brand new diagonally stacked exercise layout, which has some sturdy Lexus F vibes. There’s also a redesigned bonnet, a new carbon fibre rear diffuser, a tweaked entrance bumper with a carbon fibre splitter connected, and 20-scramble wheels with a snazzy copper include.
It sits 10mm decrease on these wheels, within the help of which may maybe maybe maybe be Akebono brakes, with fat six-piston calipers oldschool at the entrance. The entrance and rear tracks are quite wider, with the arches quite of flared to envision.
In the cabin you’ll salvage curiously named ‘CUPBucket’ seats, copper accents and a 12-scramble touchscreen infotainment machine. We’re particularly digging the brown contrasting leather-basically based utterly utterly unfold about the inner.
Production is capped at 7000 fashions, and even supposing we are expecting some of these to make it to the UK, the total creep would maybe be solely left-hand drive. With the spendiest 2.0-litre Formentors already topping £40,000, the VZ5 gained’t be low-fee. It’ll aloof dramatically undercut the RS Q3 even supposing – the Audi starts at £51,120 and is easy to spec past £60,000.