After costs had been revealed late final yr, SEAT has introduced that its new Leon Cupra R is now offered out in Britain. Simply 24 examples of the hardcore 306bhp scorching hatch had been allotted to the UK market, and all have been snapped up forward of deliveries starting later this month.
The limited-run scorching Cupra R was priced at £34,995, which is a £four,540 premium over an ordinary Leon Cupra. 799 examples are to be produced in whole, and the small UK allocation makes it one of the crucial unique scorching hatchbacks ever offered right here.
The Leon Cupra R will get a retuned model of the common Cupra’s 2.Zero-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which develops 306bhp. That’s sufficient to make it essentially the most highly effective manufacturing mannequin within the Spanish producer’s historical past. It will likely be front-wheel drive solely, and use a six-speed guide gearbox within the UK; a seven-speed DSG mannequin just isn’t provided over right here.
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SEAT has additionally confirmed the Cupra R is able to Zero-62mph in 5.eight seconds and might hit a high velocity of 155mph.
Two exterior colors are provided to patrons: Monsoon gray and Midnight black. As commonplace all Cupra R fashions come wiht 19-inch black and copper alloy wheels, a rear diffuser and a BeatsAudio sound system. Additionally included is a rearview digital camera, adaptive cruise management and 3D sat nav with eight-inch touchscreen.
Styling tweaks embrace extra aggressive entrance and rear bumpers, plus a rear diffuser. There’s carbon-fibre detailing on the entrance splitter, rear spoiler and facet skirts, and a copper end on the wheels and facet mirrors. Upgrades proceed inside with an Alcantara steering wheel and gearstick, whereas the copper remedy on the outside can also be discovered on the centre console, sprint and door panels.
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As we revealed in August, SEAT plans to develop the Cupra model, and has filed trademark purposes for brand new badges that might adorn fashions in their very own proper.
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