The new Leon Cupra R is the hottest Seat: accelerates to 100 km / h in 5,8 seconds


The new Leon Cupra R is the most recent, most powerful and most exclusive version of the Seat hot hatch. This is also the first hint on what the future plans are for the Cupra performance sub-brand, the new Cupra R being the most powerful version.

Production will be limited to 799 units, of which 499 units with manual transmission and 300 DSG-fitted Cupra R. Only the manual versions shall get the entire 306 horsepower from the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, as those fitted with six-speed DSG are “stuck” with 296 horsepower. In both cases, cars sprint to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds, while maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.

Both of these cars come with a front-wheel drive and are fitted with an adaptive suspension and an electronically limited slip differential.

In addition to the obvious extensions to the fender, the Leon Cupra R can be distinguished by the copper coloration of its details made in carbon fiber and includes a new front splitter, a rear wing, side skirts and a rear diffuser.

Seat claims to having improved by 12.5% the aerodynamic efficiency of the standard version. Its interior has also been upgraded with a copper like details on the dashboard, the console and the air condition elements, Alcantara on the wheel and on the gear lever, and also copper stitching on the seats.

The first Seat Leon Cupra R cars are to be delivered by the end of 2017.

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