Cupra Ateca Special Edition, with a remarkable Akrapovic exhaust and aesthetic improvements
There is no doubt that Cupra has surprised both locals and strangers with the launch of its first model, the sports compact SUV Cupra Ateca . Yes, it is not new that a brand creates a sporty version of an SUV model , but the truth is that there was no product on sale within the compact all-road segment in a range of power of about 300 HP and with a moderately "understandable" price.
The Cupra Ateca is already in the market and many brands already show their intentions to launch similar alternatives in that power range. Without going any further, the Volkswagen T-Roc R itself has just been presented; while some rumors put the Hyundai Tucson N on the streets within a short time. Be that as it may, the young sports brand has brought to the Geneva Motor Show a special series called Cupra Ateca Special Edition .
Of the differences that this edition presents with respect to the Cupra Ateca standard we can highlight its aesthetics, which is its main reason for being. Thus, our tires of bicolor 20 inches, the powerful team of Brembo brakes with perforated discs, details in fiber of carbon will appear. in the housings of the mirrors and the spoiler.
Not missing some details in copper color , as we saw in the Leon Cupra R, and the exclusive graphene gray color for the body. Of course, the most passionate element is the exhaust system with four exhaust outputs signed by Akrapovic , which reduces the weight by 7 kilos. I can not deny my desire to hear him in action.
In the passenger compartment there are also some notable changes, such as sports seats upholstered in Alcantara and blue color . This color also extends through the rear seats and interior door panels. All this plays in contrast to the black tones, copper and some elements finished in carbon fiber.
At the mechanical level there will be no changes, so that the engine 2.0 TSI of 300 CV is maintained and 400 Nm . As you know, this model uses a DSG gearbox with double clutch and 7 gears and 4Motion all-wheel drive. This, together with the progressive direction and dynamic control of the chassis, guarantees high performance and ease of control at all times.
Its price and the number of units to which it will be limited is still unknown.