Limited run for new 306bhp Leon Cupra R
THE NEW SEAT Leon Cupra R will produce 306bhp from its 2.0 turbocharged petrol engine when equipped with a manual gearbox. That’s an increase of 10bhp over the current Cupra 300, with the extra power being teased out by way of engine remapping. The Cupra R will also be offered with an optional DSG transmission. That version will put out 296bhp.
The front-wheel-drive hot hatch will also feature a new exhaust system, a package of aerodynamic improvements, Brembo brakes, adaptive suspension and tweaked front camber to improve handling.
The Cupra R will be available with an exclusive matt grey body colour that’s not available in the broader Leon range. In the cabin, bucket seats will distinguish the car from the standard Cupra, and there will be a new instrument cluster.
Seat has proclaimed the 306bhp Leon Cupra R as its most powerful model yet, which overlooks the existence of a sprinkling of special-edition models such as the Leon Cupra R 310. That car was offered for sale only in the Dutch market back in 2008.
Just 799 examples of the new Cupra R will be produced. At the time of press, there was no word on UK availability.
OFFICIAL PICTURE New Leon Cupra R has front-wheel drive and a 2.0 turbo four-pot