The Spanish brand CUPRA is well known for producing dynamic vehicles on a SEAT basis. The Formentor SUV coupé has recently become the first model on the market to feature a completely unique body. However, sporty and ambitious drivers are not only attracted by the dynamic lines: After all, the top-of-the-range model, VZ 2.0 TSI, can deliver 310 HP (228 kW) and 400 Nm. Furthermore, the standard active suspension was adapted in conjunction with racing driver Mattias Ekström, who drove in the DTM for ABT Sportsline in the past. Incidentally, the famous driver has just joined the ABT CUPRA XE team in the new electric series Extreme E. In view of the close collaboration with the Spanish brand, it goes without saying that the Bavarians also optimise the new Formentor, as they did before with the Ateca. This is why the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW is introducing among other things, an ABT Power performance upgrade* to 370 HP (272 kW) and 450 Nm for the Formentor.
The high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control (AEC) is used, which not only provides impressive values. The increase of 60 HP (44 kW) and 50 Nm is also reflected in the acceleration, so that 0-100 km/h is achieved in just 4.6 seconds instead of 4.9 seconds. This is within striking distance of a Porsche Boxster GTS with manual transmission. For those who want to enhance the sprint even more emotionally and acoustically, an additional four-pipe ABT exhaust system is available to order at the end of the 1st quarter of 2021. The diameter of the matt black stainless steel endpipes is a superior 102 mm.
ABT suspension springs are also available as an option for the active suspension, which facilitates a total lowering of up to 35 mm. An additional eyecatcher are the attractive alloy wheels from ABT Sportsline. For example, the pictured vehicle is equipped with the 20-inch ABT Sport GR wheel. This matt black design impresses with its strongly concave rim well and a completely diamond-machined surface. The wheel is also optionally available in glossy black with a diamond-machined rim flange. Additional options include the 19-inch models ABT DR and ER-C as well as the 20-inch FR wheel. All in all, the tuning company offers a wide range of options to further enhance the allure of the CUPRA Formentor.
*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. For further details, visit www.abt-sportsline.com/performance-measurement.