Ad Feature: right on track with the CUPRA Formentor
CUPRA invited 50 TopGear.com readers to experience the performance of its full range at Silverstone – here’s what happened…
What a day it was: CUPRA’s latest stellar line-up dripping in racing heritage, the challenging conditions of the Porsche Experience Centre in Silverstone, and an invitation to 50 TopGear.com readers to get behind the wheel and experience true performance and handling at the limit.
Alongside CUPRA’s Ateca and Leon models, the star of the event was the CUPRA Formentor, and it’s not hard to see why: today’s 310PS CUPRA Formentor can race from 0–62mph in just 4.9 seconds, thanks to its seamless seven-speed DSG transmission and intelligent 4Drive all-wheel drive providing dependable traction, even on a soaking wet skid pan...
CUPRA’s electronic differential lock meant the gathered readers could maximise traction and acceleration in all conditions, as well as playing with five driving profiles, with Comfort, Sport and CUPRA mode ramping up the car’s throttle response, steering weight, engine note and suspension stiffness to make the most of the tight and technical track.
The group had the chance to try the optional Dynamic Chassis Control, while bespoke Brembo brakes meant powerful, assured stopping power; the fast-acting traction and stability control could also be manually disabled for an extra handling challenge.
The CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRIDs – in 204PS and 245PS form – both proved themselves on the day, and capable of covering up to 37 miles on zero-emission electric power alone.
Want to experience all this for yourself? The CUPRA Formentor is available to order in the UK now from just £28,270 on the road – head to cupraofficial.co.uk and explore all the options to get exactly the performance you need.