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2022 Formentor VZ5 Launched From €61,650 as the Most Powerful Cupra Yet

Eight months after its official unveiling, Cupra has started accepting orders for the Formentor VZ5. The sporty crossover that uses the same engine as the Audi RS 3 is now up for grabs in different markets, with pricing starting at €61,650 ($71,765) in Germany.
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Limited to only 7,000 copies worldwide, the 2022 Cupra Formentor VZ5 is the brand’s most powerful street-legal model ever, as it packs a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder mill, hooked up to a dual-clutch seven-speed DSG automatic transmission and the 4Drive all-wheel drive system.

It boasts 385 hp (390 ps / 287 kW) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque, which is 10 hp (10 ps / 7 kW) shy of the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback. Despite being less powerful than its German cousins, it is actually 0.3 seconds faster to 62 mph (100 kph), with the sprint taking 4.2 seconds. Top speed is electronically capped at 155 mph (250 kph).

Compared to the Formentor VZ, which has 306 hp (310 ps / 228 kW) to play with, the Formentor VZ5 rides 10 mm (0.4 inches) closer to the ground. It also has Akebono brakes with six-piston calipers at the front and sits on exclusive 20-inch wheels.

On top of that, it also gets a few special touches on the outside, such as the matte black grille surround, larger lower air intake in the front bumper, new carbon fiber diffuser at the back, diagonally stacked tailpipes, and the VZ5 logo. Customers can choose between the Magnetic Gray and Petrol Blue matte paint finishes, and Midnight Black metallic.

Inside, the sporty crossover has front bucket seats available in black or blue leather, brushed dark aluminum and copper trim, 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, customizable digital instrument cluster, and a few other items. Drivers are also assisted on the go by the different safety systems.

Editor's note: PR translated from German using Google Translate.

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