Here’s a powerful version of a performance-oriented crossover SUV by ABT

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Spanish automaker Seat revealed its performance-oriented brand Cupra a couple of years back. The cars look good, come with a load of niceties, and of course, are strong performers. But, no amount of power or mods are ever enough and that is essentially what’s keeping the aftermarket companies running.

ABT Sportsline, the company which is known to work on Audi cars, and by extension, Volkswagen products, is here with its own version of the Cupra Formentor – a subcompact crossover SUV. The ABT Formentor comes with new wheels, a power boost, and a new exhaust system that makes it a different beast.

  • 2021 Cupra Formentor by ABT
  • Year:
    2021
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    370
  • Torque @ RPM:
    332
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.6 sec.
  • car segment:
  • size:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:

Cupra Formentor by Abt - Interior

2021 CUPRA Formentor Interior
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The Interior Features a 12-inch Touchscreen Display

Whether you like it or not, the Cupra Formentor is quite a looker with its bold and aggressive styling cues. ABT hasn’t played around much here other than equipping it with a smoking hot pair of wheels. The company offers four different designs – two of which are 19-inch and the other two 20-inch. The matte black, machine-finished set that you see in the images is the 20-inch ABT Sport GR wheels. The same is available with a glossy finish, too.

Cupra Formentor by Abt - Powertrain

2021 Cupra Formentor by ABT Exterior Wallpaper quality
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The Cupra Formentor is offered with two different engine options. A 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 150 horses and a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder mill that churns out 310 horsepower. The latter is the one that ABT has used for its iteration of the model. In the stock form, it makes 295 pound-feet of torque and sends power to all the wheels via a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

The ABT Performance upgrade pushes the power output to 370 ponies and 332 pound-feet of torque, which is an increase of 60 horses and 37 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Cupra Formentor by ABT Exterior Wallpaper quality
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In standard form, the Formentor takes an impressive 4.9 seconds to 60 mph from rest. The ABT Performance upgrade, however, shaves three-tenths of a second from the time, bringing it down to 4.6 seconds.

For extra money, you can opt for the four-pipe ABT exhaust system for a better grunt every time you floor the A-pedal. It comes with four-inch stainless steel tailpipes finished in matte black. An active suspension is also available that lowers the body by up to 1.4 inches.

Conclusion

2021 Cupra Formentor by ABT Exterior
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ABT has kept the changes to a bare minimum and it comes without the extra shenanigans. All you can avail is the power boost, the exhaust system and suspension, and your pick of the wheels. There’s no word on the interior tweaks, which means ABT has left it untouched. The tuner has not announced how much this upgrade costs. In the U.K., the standard Cupra Formentor starts at £27,395 (approximately $37,420) and goes all the way up to £42,200 (approximately $57,650).

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read full bio
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