Monday 29th March 2010


Hottest-Ever Seat To Cost £25k

261bhp Seat Leon Cupra R on sale from 1 April

Hot Seat costs £25k. Fireball extra
Hot Seat costs £25k. Fireball extra
Seat’s hottest-ever road car – the new Leon Cupra R – will cost £25,205 when it goes on sale on 1 April (insert ‘no fool’ joke here…).

The Cupra R, which was first unveiled at last year’s Frankfurt show, brings Back the ‘R’ badging last seen on the previous 222bhp Leon Cupra R back in 2006. Other visual cues include a larger roof spoiler and twin centrally mounted exhausts

Performance should be impressive, with 261bhp and 258lb ft of torque on tap from 2500rpm.

A more sensible picture
A more sensible picture
Seat claims 0-62mph in 6.2secs and a top speed of 155mph, figures that are absolutely on the money for a car chasing after the scalp of the Scirocco R or Megane Renaultsport 250.

Mind you, given that the R sports an extra 37lb ft over the already torque-steery Leon Cupra you can probably expect a side-order of wriggly steering wheel with your bright yellow hot hatch (should you choose the new ‘Tribu’ metallic yellow).

 



Author: Riggers

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