Hottest-Ever Seat To Cost £25k

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).


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Comments (67) Join the discussion on the forum

  • soad 29 Mar 2010

    Like it - beautifully styled. Can definately see buying one in a few years time once depreciation knocks its price down.

  • DaGuv 29 Mar 2010

    I have had a few hot seats in the past (Leon FR and Ibiza Cupra) but no way would I pay 25K for that. Interior is awful and it just looks wrong. The old leon was awesome. ...still miss mine. You could pick up 1 year old Audi S3, new Golf GTI and Focus RS for that price. Not to mention cars such as a Z4M! Crazy pricing by SEAT, they wont sell many!

  • rottie102 29 Mar 2010

    Am I the only one expecting a pictures of some extra leather Recaro or sth similar? biggrin

  • oggy_c 29 Mar 2010

    Hottest Seat ever??

    Does anyone remember a Seat special back in the 90's. All I can remember is that it cost some ridiculous amount (40K), I can't for the life of me remember it's name and or find any pictures on it. Maybe I need to dig out all my old mags.....

  • russy01 29 Mar 2010

    i have to admit my stupidity here, i came into this thread expect a recaro on fire or something daft. Not another variant of a car which has too many variants.

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