Cupra has teased a peculiar version of its Formentor performance crossover and confirmed its desire of powertrain
It appears Audi is form of sniffy about other VW Team brands the usage of its turbocharged inline-5 TFSI engine. Even supposing niche sports automobile companies admire Donkervoort and KTM were allowed to borrow the unit, it’s but to be weak by any of Ingolstadt’s cohorts. Reportedly, Audi vetoed VW’s plans to make utilize of the 5-pot within the Golf R.
For regardless of motive, though, Seat offshoot Cupra has been given the warble-tastic lump to make utilize of within the Formentor crossover. We knew this became once coming thanks to a pair Nurburgring search shots that emerged final yr, nonetheless Cupra has since confirmed the auto’s existence for the first time and given it a name: VZ5.
Cupra says the Formentor VZ5 will “harness the energy of the 5-cylinder petrol,” and though no extra engine information are given, we’re going to be certain it’ll fragment the same specs as the RS Q3, TT RS and RS3. That formulation 2.5 litres of displacement, a single twin-scroll turbocharger, 395bhp, and 354lb feet of torque.
As first considered within the search shots and now a teaser video (below), the Formentor VZ5 will additionally accumulate a quirky, Lexus F-model diagonally stacked quad utilize draw. The machine will seemingly must undertake a noise-sapping particulate filter, so the soundtrack gained’t be fairly as raucous as we’d admire. In time, there’ll absolute self belief be aftermarket alternate choices.
The automobile will be revealed in full on 22 February, and we’re observing for the first buyer autos to be delivered within the closing quarter of 2021. To present you a knowing of how unparalleled it’ll payment quite, the Formentor differ starts at an inexpensive £27,395, though the 306bhp 2.0-litre version we tested unhurried final yr became once knocking on the door of £40,000.