CUPRA TAKES ITS HIGH PERFORMANCE DNA TO THE SEA WITH THE DE ANTONIO YACHTS D28 FORMENTOR
This showboat is the precursor to the launch of a special limited edition of the D28 that will go on sale in late 2021 ..
CUPRA continues to move forward in its goal to create a universe of experiences around the car. After announcing their partnership at the Cupra Anniversary digital event last February, the unconventional challenger brand and De Antonio Yachts present their first collaboration to the world. The two brands have worked together on the design of the De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor, a high-performance yacht inspired by the first model uniquely designed and developed for the automotive brand, the Cupra Formentor. This showboat is a unique design exercise that will lay the groundwork for the launch of a special limited edition of the D28 in the iconic Cupra colours and finishes that will go on sale at the end of 2021.
The result of the first collaboration between Cupra and the Barcelona-based shipyard is a 400PS showboat capable of reaching a top speed of 40 knots. The exterior design stands out for its simple lines and dynamic character, while the Petrol Blue colour and the copper tone trim finishes add elegance and sportiness. The De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor is currently exhibited at Marina Vela in the port of Barcelona together with the Cupra Formentor VZ5, a special limited edition version of the high-performance crossover SUV equipped with a 390PS five-cylinder engine, of which only 7,000 units will be produced.
After enjoying the first few miles on board the De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor, Cupra President Wayne Griffiths said: “CUPRA is much more than a car brand, it’s a lifestyle. It’s living unique experiences, challenging the status quo and feeling emotions. Our cooperation with De Antonio Yachts is just one more proof of it, as we share the same values and ambition: to inspire the world from Barcelona. The De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor, inspired by our Cupra Formentor VZ5, will be just the first project of many. We are both committed to sustainable mobility and already looking into the creation of an e-HYBRID yachts for next year.” Griffiths was accompanied by De Antonio Yachts’ co-founders Marc de Antonio and Stan Chmielewski, as well as the Cupra Director of Strategy, Business Development and Operations, Antonino Labate.