Cupra R: Seat-Leon to the Limit

More city, 5. September 2017

There are Surprises at the Frankfurt auto show IAA (14. - 24. September 2017): the Seat is not declared there, only the prices of small SUVs Arona and the name of the 2018 start end large SUVs. In the spotlight: according to his own statement, "the most powerful road vehicle in the history of the company", the Leon Cupra R.

Performance Golf-R-level

Although only 799 copies will be built, the customer has the choice between manual or automatic transmission, both with six gears. Hand-stirred in the Seat Leon Cupra R brings it to the 310 HP of the current VW Golf R, with DSG 300 PS. Always equal to the front-wheel drive. On the front axle, the camber and the DCC adaptive chassis control will be modified, with the addition of Brembo brakes and a new exhaust system.

Shiny and new

Of course, the owner of a Leon Cupra should be able to flaunt the R to the outside: Therefore, the Seat shall have a shovel Carbon, such as Front and rear aprons and rear diffuser. An eye-catcher mirrors the copper-coloured applications on the side and the rims. Also inside, you can look at Carbon and copper. Steering wheel and gearshift lever are covered with Alcantara. In the case of the exterior colors, the choices are limited: in addition to Black and grey there are still a matte grey special paint. For the price of the Leon Cupra R Seat has not commented so far. The "normal" Cupra starts at 34.280 Euro.(rh)