The New CUPRA Born VZ: Electrifying Performance Hits the Road

The Next Level of Electric Driving Excitement

The automotive world just got a bit more thrilling with the introduction of the CUPRA Born VZ, a beacon of how electrification and exhilarating performance can go hand-in-hand. This latest gem from CUPRA’s stable doesn’t just push the envelope; it tears it wide open with a hefty 240kW of power and a torque that’ll make your heart skip a beat at 545Nm.

Imagine hitting 62mph in a mere 5.7 seconds, and you’ve got the essence of what makes the VZ stand out. But it doesn’t stop there – a top speed of 124mph ensures this electric vehicle (EV) isn’t just about the sprint.

A Sportier Feel Inside and Out

Dive into the cockpit, and you’re greeted with CUP Bucket seats that promise to hug you tight as you navigate through twists and turns.

And with regenerative paddle shifts at your fingertips, control is quite literally in your hands, allowing for a more engaging driving experience. The dynamic duo of enhanced braking and a more robust suspension means every drive is not just a journey but an adventure.

The CUPRA Born VZ isn’t just a powerhouse; it’s a head-turner too. With two new 20-inch alloy wheel designs, including one forged with performance tyres, and new colours like the exclusive Dark Forest, it’s clear that performance and aesthetics are in perfect harmony. The finishing touch? The VZ logo in dark chrome, proudly displayed on the boot.


Designed for the Dynamic Driver

Performance in an EV is nothing without control. The CUPRA Born VZ rises to the challenge with a DCC Sport suspension that tightens body control, making for a ride that’s as smooth as it is spirited. Steering and pedal behaviour have been fine-tuned for responsiveness, ensuring that the VZ isn’t just quick, but also nimble and intuitive to drive.

But power and performance don’t mean a compromise on range. The Born VZ boasts a commendable 335 miles on a single charge, with a battery capacity increased to 79kWh. Charging is a breeze too, with options for both AC and speedy DC fast-charging.

Tech and Comfort in Harmony

Inside, the VZ is a tech lover’s dream, with a new 12.9-inch infotainment system that seamlessly blends touch inputs with a retro illuminated touch bar for climate and volume controls. The optional high-fidelity 10-speaker audio system by Sennheiser elevates the in-cabin experience, immersing passengers in unparalleled sound quality.

But the CUPRA Born VZ is more than just a pleasure to drive; it’s smart too. The vehicle incorporates innovative Smart Light technology, enhancing communication between the car and its occupants through visual cues across the dashboard.

This isn’t just about ambience; it’s about adding a layer of safety and awareness, making the VZ not just powerful and pretty but also prudent.


Safety and Convenience at the Forefront

CUPRA’s commitment to safety shines through with an array of advanced driver assistance systems. From Travel Assist 2.6, improving the drive with adaptive cruise control and lane assist, to the new Remote Park Assist for smartphone-assisted parking manoeuvres, the VZ is designed to be as safe as it is exhilarating.

The CUPRA Born VZ is set to launch in the third quarter of 2024, with specifics on UK pricing and specs eagerly anticipated this summer. It’s clear that CUPRA isn’t just joining the electric revolution; it’s leading the charge with a model that promises to deliver not just on performance but on an unparalleled driving experience.

For those seeking the thrill of the drive without compromising on environmental consciousness, the CUPRA Born VZ might just be the answer.

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