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The much-awaited Cupra Formentor VZ5 is here to celebrate the brand’s three-year anniversary with Audi 2.5-liter power. Those looking to snatch one will have to move quickly, as Cupra is limiting production to just 7,000 units.

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The Formentor is Cupra’s first vehicle developed from the ground up. While a VZ trim is already on sale, the VZ5 adds some Audi flavor thanks to the SQ3’s five-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbo mill.

In the Formentor VZ5, the TSI unit is good for 390 PS (385 horsepower) between 5,700 and 7,000 rpm and 480 Newton-meters (354 pound-feet) of torque unlocked from 2,250 rpm. Power gets to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and Cupra’s 4Drive all-wheel-drive setup. 0-100 kph (62 mph) takes 4.2 seconds, while top speed has been limited to 250 kph (155 mph).

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2021 upra Formentor VZ5 specifications
Engine 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo
Horsepower 385 HP @ 5,700-7,000 RPM
Torque 354 LB-FT @ 2,250 RPM
Transmission seven-speed dual-clutch
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 4.2 seconds
Top Speed 155 mph

The VZ5 is also 10mm lower than the regular Formentor VZ and offers 15 levels of damping adjustment and a retuned steering setup. Stopping power comes from six-piston Akebono calipers hidden behind 20-inch alloy wheels.

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Setting apart the VZ5 from its more civilian peers is a job that requires a lot of attention to detail. The VZ5’s hood is slightly modified, as is the front bumper. Two extra air intakes have been cut right under the headlights, while in the rear, the main novelty is a carbon fiber rear diffuser and the diagonal quad exhaust pipes. Taiga Grey is also a new color for the VZ5.

There’s no word on pricing, but Cupra says the Formentor VZ5 will be available to order starting with the final quarter of 2021.

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Oh, and if you want to beat your friends at car trivia, know that VZ comes from the Spanish word “veloz”, which translates as “speed” or “fast”. Subsequently, Formentor also has Spanish origins, as it’s also the name of a cape n the Spanish island of Mallorca, a region known for its beauty and wildness.

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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