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“I was so impressed by the level of detail and refinement”

Christopher Raeburn - renowned fashion designer and leader in renewable technology – and his love for the CUPRA Born

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It may seem a distant memory now, but a few short months ago London was basking in the heat of a glorious summer. The perfect background for a UK road trip to celebrate the maximum 340 mile range in the range-topping, all-electric 77KW CUPRA Born.

An undoubted highlight of the trip was the Born’s arrival at Hackney’s RAEBURN LAB where renowned fashion designer and leader in renewable technology Christopher Raeburn ran his expert eye over the design and interior, including the cutting-edge Sequal® Yarn seating, made from recycled marine plastic. 

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“My company is all about what we call the three Rs, remaking, reducing and recycling. As a business here at Raeburn, we really believe that if we are able to reuse as much as possible, that’s a really good step forward. If we can think about recycled materials as well, and circularity, again that’s a really good way that we can reduce our impact on the environment.

“I was really impressed when I was looking over the car, at the level of detail and refinement throughout the whole car, particularly the upholstery for the seating the Sequal® yarn. It’s really compact, with the most beautiful laser-cut or die-cut detailing with patterns that come through, that you then see reflected on the exterior on the car.

“You have this balance as you look externally and internally, and these are all elements that don’t necessarily need to be there, but they are, and it’s what makes it so special.”

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Design, technology and performance – across a week and 450 effortless miles in the UK, the all-electric CUPRA Born proved itself in the hands of experts and passers-by alike. With on the road prices starting from £36,475, you can head this way to find out everything you need to know about the CUPRA Born that so impressed Christopher Raeburn



* The accurate range for your vehicle will vary according to a number of different factors which include the route, weather conditions, vehicle load (occupants + luggage), battery age and condition, optional equipment (alloys, tyres, etc.), the use of peripheral energy consumption systems such as heating, air conditioning and heated seats, as well as your driving style. The indicated range has been calculated in compliance with the WLTP regulation which sets out standard test conditions applicable to all car manufacturers. This ensures that the values calculated in accordance with this regulation are comparable for all vehicles.

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