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Cupra is the only non-German brand of the Volkswagen group to have made the trip to the Munich Motor Show. And she didn’t come empty-handed. On the occasion of this event, the 100% electric DarkRebel shooting brake that you were able to discover on our site last April has become a reality. Let’s walk around the owner together.
A Z4 Coupé with Catalan sauce
At 4.5m long and 2.2m wide, this flesh-and-blood specimen (so to speak, of course) is a handsome baby. A BMW Z4, for example, is 18 cm shorter and is also much narrower (more than 30 cm separate them!). Why compare it with a roadster, you will tell us? For the simple and good reason that the Propeller brand had fun recently concocting a shooting brake version inspired by the now legendary Z3 Coupé of the same ilk, two models that this DarkRebel is furiously reminiscent of.
By its size, this DarkRebel could also be compared to the MG Cyberster (4.54 m long and 1.91 m wide). If the latter is a roadster, they both share a certain penchant for electricity and both are trying to “prove”, as the manager of the Iberian manufacturer Wayne Griffiths puts it, “that the electric cars of the future can be both sporty, sexy and emotional”. While we thought pleasure cars were doomed, electrification seems on the contrary to sign their return.
Not certain, unlike the English roadster, that the Spanish shooting break has a serial translation. Cupra speaks of a “provocation”, a designer delirium if you prefer. The reality should therefore stop at this showcar. Damage do you think?
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To sum up
Thing promised, thing due. Cupra’s DarkRebel showcar has left the metaverse to join the real world.