The hardcore Cupra R variant of the Seat Leon is popping up into the spotlights again in a new media gallery which highlights the model`s exclusive exterior design and gorgeous interior with the latest technological goodies.
From a visual standpoint, the new Leon Cupra R comes with distinctive fender extensions, adding as well carbon fiber components – new front splitter, side skirts, rear wing and rear diffuser. All these allow for improved aerodynamic efficiency by 12.5 percent over the standard Cupra.
As for interior features, these include copper trims on the console and dashboard, plus Alcantara on the steering wheel and gear lever, or copper stitching on the bucket seats.
It is already known that the 2018 Seat Leon Cupra R is the most powerful Leon model ever built by the Spanish carmaker, packing a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, and developing 306 horsepower. The power is sent to the wheels via a manual transmission which allows a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds. The top speed is rated at 250 km/h. There is also the six-speed DSG variant with around 296 horsepower.
Seat also announced that the 2018 Leon Cupra R will be limited to just 799 examples, 499 coming with manual transmission and the rest with the DSG. Prices will be announced at a later date.
Mechanically, the 2018 Seat Leon Cupra R is extremely advanced, featuring a front-wheel drive configuration with tuned adaptive suspension system and electronically limited-slip differential. The hardcore model also comes with wider tracks front and rear with modified camber angles, 370 mm Brembo brakes, or updated adaptive steering rack and exhaust system.
We will back with further details concerning prices in a couple of weeks when the model is expected to hit the European market. Stay tuned and don’t forget to check out our latest posts! Meanwhile, take a closer look at the media gallery with the gorgeous 2018 Leon Cupra R!