ABT’s Cupra Formentor has 365bhp

Upgraded SUV does 0-62mph in a brisk 4.6 seconds

The rumour mill thinks Cupra is doing a hotter Formentor, thanks to many sightings of a masked model that appears a dreadful whole lot like it’s loading the turbocharged inline-five from the Audi RS3 et al

. So if you desire a much more effective Formentor than the existing 306bhp front runner, you have a choice. Either place your plans on hold and also cross your fingers the five-pot automobile ultimately becomes a manufacturing truth, or obtain an existing Formentor and also give ABT a ring.

The German receiver has simply revealed a new ‘Power’ ECU that takes the SUV’s acquainted VW Group 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor from 306bhp as well as 295lb ft to 365bhp and 332lb ft. It reduces the 0-62mph time from 4.9 to 4.6 secs, which ABT explains isn’t a million miles off a Porsche Boxster GTS with the manual ‘box.

ABT will certainly likewise market you a brand-new exhaust with fat matte-black tips and new springs that drop the ride height by 35mm. The variety of wheels available consists of these 20-inchers plus a couple of various other 20 and 19-inch choices.

Like the look of ABT’s Formentor? Go here to read our review of the common automobile.