Cupra is expanding its range at a very fast pace. Celebrating its anniversary, Cupra also unveiled a special and powerful Formentor. The CUPRA Formentor, the first vehicle uniquely developed for the brand, has been taken beyond traditional limits with the introduction of the five-cylinder petrol engine.

The exterior design uses carbon fibre details to mark it out as the most powerful model in the range, as well as the aural quad copper exhausts at the rear (stacked two each side). The interior is enhanced with a unique CUPRA steering wheel and brand-new leather CUPBucket seats, presented for the first time with the VZ5.

A combination of the 4Drive all-wheel drive system, Adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control and retuned steering guarantees the most direct feedback to the driver, as well as providing assured handling in any conditions.

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Its the perfect vehicle to celebrate CUPRA’s third anniversary as a standalone brand and continues the work and dedication to create vehicles that personify the CUPRA DNA.

The name VZ comes from the word ‘Veloz’ in Spanish, translating as ‘Speed’ or ‘Fast’, the perfect stamp for the most powerful version of the Formentor. The vehicle takes its name from cape Formentor on the Spanish island of Mallorca, one of the most beautiful and wild areas in the Balearics.

The iconic turbocharged inline five-cylinder TSI engine under its bonnet roars performance. The unit mixes direct-injection and turbocharging to achieve peak power output of 390PS between 5,700rpm and 7,000rpm, while peak torque of 480Nm is available from 2,250rpm.

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It’s unique engine sound, from the quad copper exhaust pipes, is without the need for any artificial enhancement.

The engine’s cooling system includes a Formentor-specific design to optimise breathability and performance.

The 2.5-litre engine is linked to a quick-shifting seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. The combination means the CUPRA Formentor VZ5 can reach 62mph in just 4.2 seconds and delivers a top speed of 155mph.

Any performance vehicle needs a chassis capable of providing an immersive driving experience. The CUPRA Formentor VZ5 achieves this goal by seamlessly integrating advanced chassis technologies including Adaptive Chassis Control and 4Drive all-wheel drive system.

The VZ5 sits 10mm lower than the 310PS output model, lowering the centre of gravity to enhance driver confidence behind the wheel and making it even more dynamic on the road.

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Adaptive Chassis Control has 15 levels of damping adjustment, manually configurable, to continually provide the best damping and control at each wheel regardless of the driving conditions and the driving mode selected by the driver (Comfort, Sport, Individual, Offroad and CUPRA).

The CUPRA Formentor VZ5 will be strictly limited to a production run of 7,000 left hand drive units, ensuring exclusivity.