Cupra introduced the new Formentor VZ5 compact crossover as its most powerful road-legal car. The Formentor VZ5 uses the same powertrain as the Audi RS3 Sportback and the new Volkswagen Golf R. Its 2.5-liter five-cylinder in-line pumps out 385 hp and 480 nm of torque. These output numbers are slightly lower compared to Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback. Power transfers to all four wheels with a 4Drive all-wheel-drive system and a 7-speed DSG double-clutch gearbox.
Cupra Formantor VZ5 can hit 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds that not only makes it the fastest Cupra available but also faster than its German siblings. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h like many other VW cars.
Cupra Formantor VZ5 has a 10 mm lower ride compared to the Formentor VZ. The Formentor VZ is a lower-grade version with a 310 hp engine. The Formentor VZ5 benefits from an Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) system that offers 15 different levels of damping adjustment. It also has Akebono brakes with 6-piston calipers at the front.
Other highlights are 20-inch wheels, matte black grille surround, new front bumper, carbon fiber rear diffuser, new tailpipes, and ‘Cupra’ lettering with ‘VZ5’ logo next to it on the tailgate.
Inside the cabin, blue or black leather is available with dark brushed aluminum and copper accents. The bucket seats are also available with brown Nappa leather.
There is a 12-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and voice recognition.
Driving assistance systems in Formentor VZ5 are Travel Assist, Side and Exit Assist, Emergency Assist, and Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control.
Pricing details will be announced.