There are several potential powertrains for the Cupra Born, this particular one is the 204PS (150kW) rear-wheel-drive version. It has a reasonable 310Nm (228lb ft) which means the Born will hit 62mph in 7.3 seconds. Not exactly sluggish, but nothing world beating. The ID.3, for comparison, has the same stats.
However, despite not setting the world on fire in a straight line, the Cupra is somewhat engaging to drive. The steering is numb, but rapid and the rear-wheel-drive nature does allow for a modicum of adjustability with the throttle, especially in the wet.
That said, the Born does weigh, at minimum, 1,800kg, and the mass can be felt when you approach a corner. The brakes, balancing regen and braking, are reasonable, with very little of that horrible clunk that can come from the switch from one to the other, but they do feel like they are trying to reign in a lot of mass. The damping does well to try and hold everything together but if you do chuck the Born at a corner with a decent amount of steering lock you may find provoking a howl from the front rubber a little easier than anticipated.
The problem there is that the Cupra Born looks like it should move rapidly around country lanes, but where it is best is at a cruise. Leave everything alone and just go for a more gentle drive and it’s supremely comfortable. The damping is perfect for absorbing town and country noise as long as it’s not attempting to alleviate yaw too much.