The CUPRA Born is the proof that electric cars, can be exciting to drive: electrification and performance are a perfect match with the CUPRA Born.
The CUPRA Born is based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB architecture, the modular electric drive matrix provides a platform that CUPRA’s engineers have maximised to deliver a vehicle like no other.
The underpinnings bring together the well-known, robust chassis technologies of front MacPherson struts and an advanced 5 multi-link design at the rear to provide a secure platform to build on and maximal space to optimize batterie output.
With the battery positioned centrally between the axles weight distribution is an almost perfect 50:50 and the centre of gravity is slung low, giving the CUPRA Born a good basis architecture to tune in order to give it its undeniable CUPRA emotional feel and sporty finish.
The engineering team has gone to extremes to make sure that the CUPRA Born justifies carrying the iconic copper badge.
Over 30,000km of day and night testing and thousands of different test scenarios have gone into tuning the damper and shock absorber settings, making sure that the various Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) settings – including a CUPRA setting - that together with the fine-tuned sport suspensions meet the expectations of whoever gets behind the wheel. So, no matter if the vehicle is in Range, Comfort, Individual or CUPRA mode the ride never disappoints.
With the inclusion of progressive steering so the driver is in complete control, specific ESC Sport and improved brake actuation and feel the CUPRA Born delivers on every level no matter what the conditions.
Because the high-performance EV benefits from brake recuperation – up to a staggering 0.3g when the accelerator is released and the motor acts a generator to feed energy back into the battery (this happens when the ‘B’ mode is selected rather than ‘D’)– wear and tear on the brakes is hugely reduced.
Its dimensions play a huge part in the CUPRA Born’s dynamic ability; It’s just 4,322mm long, 1,809mm wide, 1,537mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,767mm.
Ensuring CUPRA’s first pure electric vehicle meets the highest demands isn’t only reliant on mechanical aptitude, it also requires the wheels and tyres to be optimised.
Engineers developed the wider tyre technology used in the CUPRA Born to guarantee they delivered the perfect balance between performance and efficiency. In addition to 215mm tyres available with a range of alloy wheels between 18” and 20”, the CUPRA Born will also be available with a 235mm wider tire, to reach optimal performance while maintain the CUPRA Born’s overall efficiency.