The Cupra DarkRebel dreamcar makes its debut at the IAA in Munich

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La dreamcar CUPRA DarkRebel it’s finally reality. Born from a dream, it is the ultimate provocative expression of CUPRA design. A sports car that pushes the boundaries of design and performance and questions how cars will be imagined and created in the future. It is the physical translation of the first car created entirely in the virtual space of CUPRA, for a future generation of enthusiasts.

Cupra DarkRebel presented at the IAA in Munich

Over 270,000 configurations processed by the CUPRA Tribe went into the design of the CUPRA DarkRebel dreamcar. Among these, there were also those of brand ambassadors such as i giocatori dell’FC Barcelona Alexia Putellas, Marc ter Stegen, Ansu Fati and the actor Daniel Brühl. The data collected by the Hyper Configurator was an integral part of the final design of DarkRebel, which has now moved from the virtual world to the real world with the presentation of the physical version at the IAA in Munich.

The result is a100% electric two-seater sports car with a shooting brake architecture that reflects the passion and innovative mindset of the CUPRA brand. The car is characterized by the fluid and enigmatic color of the bodywork, similar to that of mercury; from the use of light as a tangible material and from greater attention to sustainability.

Features of the dream car

The lighting is a key element in the design of CUPRA DarkRebel, starting with that of logo which highlights the dialogue between material and immaterialshowing how light can enhance colors and materials and transform the transparency of crystalline elements into solid digitally colored sculptures.

DarkRebel’s bold, sharp lines are accentuated by the iconic CUPRA triangular luminous signature emerging from the bodywork, giving life to the car. The lighting concept is based on the decomposition of the CUPRA logo into three triangles, which are then applied to the daytime running lights (DRL, Daytime Running Lights).

The backbone of the car is made of material crystalline and, like the keel of a sailboat, it connects the front to the rear of the CUPRA DarkRebel. This concept emphasizes the vehicle’s progressive design and enhances its sports-inspired appeal.

Sinuous surfaces and sharp lines create tension in the design, expressing a combination of energy and determination. All underlined by the enigmatic fluid color of the bodywork. The flowing deep purple hue evolves and changes as the ambient light brushes against the vehicle’s bodywork, enhancing its purposeful stance and defining the DarkRebel as a sports car made to be driven.

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