The SUV coupé Formentor is the first completely independent vehicle of the still young CUPRA brand. The dynamic and elegant design is already impressive when standing still. But the VZ5, which is limited to 7,000 vehicles, shows that even sports cars have a real opponent here. After all, the charismatic 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine of the most powerful Formentor produces an impressive 390 HP (287 kW) and 480 Nm.
And that is even slightly more than a current Porsche Carrera, although there is a stalemate when it comes to acceleration. Both need 4.2 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h. But anyone who wants to pass the legendary sports car with confidence can now have this wish fulfilled by ABT Sportsline.
The world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW is now offering a performance upgrade specially developed for the VZ5, which is something to be proud of.
Thanks to ABT Power S*, the CUPRA’s performance increases to a remarkable 450 HP (331 kW), with maximum torque rising to 530 Nm. The renowned company underpins its trust in performance enhancements with extensive guarantees and engine protection measures on several levels.
A look at the test protocols documents what the increase in performance means in practice: from a standstill, 100 km/h was reached in an impressive 3.9 seconds. This corresponds to an improvement of three tenths.
Those who do not want the propulsion to end at the usual 250 km/h can also turn to the Bavarian tuning experts with confidence on this point. In addition to the ABT Power S, the top speed can be increased to 270 km/h.
Want an even stronger look in addition to the more powerful heart? ABT Sportsline offers several attractive wheel variants for the CUPRA Formentor VZ5.
The 20-inch SPORT GR design is available in both matt black or glossy black. The special eye-catcher here is the diamond polished surface or lip. But an impressive 21 inches are also possible – in the form of the SPORT HR. The multi-spoke design is completely painted glossy black and radiates bold sportiness. As always, all vehicle models and combination options can be found in the ABT configurator.
*The engine performance data is in accordance with the stipulations of EWG/80/1269. The process and dynamometer manufacturer have been certified and authorised by the vehicle manufacturer.