Skip advert
Advertisement

SEAT announces 365bhp Leon Cupra R ST

The Spanish car manufacturer will offer a factory tuning upgrade for the limited edition Leon Cupra R ST, adding an extra 69bhp

SEAT has unveiled the limited edition Leon Cupra R ST, which is set to be the fastest model from the brand to date. Sales begin in April, with only 150 examples allocated for the UK market, each priced from £37,975.

In standard format, the Leon Cupra R ST’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine produces 296bhp and 400Nm of torque. However, for an extra £500, SEAT will fit its optional Abt tuning pack, which boosts the power figure to 365bhp.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Best hot hatchbacks on sale in 2019

The VW Group-sourced engine sends its power to all four wheels via a seven-speed DSG transmission. With the optional tuning pack fitted, the Leon Cupra R ST will sprint from 0–62mph in 4.5 seconds; a 0.4 second improvement over the standard car. Top speed remains the same, though, at an electronically-limited 155mph.

To cope with the extra grunt, SEAT has also improved the Leon Cupra R ST’s chassis, adding Brembo brakes on all four corners, redesigned suspension uprights with increased negative camber and lighter 19-inch alloy wheels.

Styling updates over the regular SEAT Leon include a reworked front bumper with copper-coloured intakes, a carbon fibre splitter, a panoramic sunroof, a carbon fibre diffuser with quad exhaust tips, new side skirts and a large rear wing. Abt-tuned versions also get unique badging on the rear hatch.

Inside, the Cupra R ST gets a pair of bucket seats, an Alcantara steering wheel, re-upholstered door cards, an eight-inch touchscreen display, a digital instrument binnacle, keyless entry and copper-coloured trim for the climate control vents and centre console.

Now read our review of the new Cupra Ateca. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

‘Dacia Zen’ seven-year warranty brings added peace of mind
Dacia Duster - tailgate
News

‘Dacia Zen’ seven-year warranty brings added peace of mind

The value brand’s new warranty is also available on used cars, as well as for existing Dacia customers
16 Apr 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Mercedes EQC offers luxury EV motoring for £327 a month
Mercedes EQC - front cornering
News

Car Deal of the Day: Mercedes EQC offers luxury EV motoring for £327 a month

Mercedes’s EQC showed that the German firm was serious about electric cars and it’s our Car Deal of the Day for Monday 15 April
15 Apr 2024
New 2024 Audi A3 takes the fight to BMW and Mercedes with £32k price tag
Audi A3 Saloon - front action
News

New 2024 Audi A3 takes the fight to BMW and Mercedes with £32k price tag

The updated Audi A3 is available now, with the hot S3 version due from May
16 Apr 2024