2010 Seat Leon Cupra R

October 20, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Seat is introducing its most powerful car yet with the new Leon Cupra R which was revealed at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.With this car Seat actually has something to say in the busy world of hot hatchbacks.

Designwise, The Cupra R follows the “auto emocion” philosophy and is distinguished from the regular models via distinctive letter ‘R’ that’s subtly placed on the central grille and at the lower right of the hatch, the right instrument dial and the remote control key. The exclusive CUPRA logo graces the front bumper on the lower left, the centre of the hatch, the steering wheel and the seat backrests. it also comes with glossy black door mirrors.

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The car is equipped with 19-inch Cosmos Silver ‘Potenza’ wheel rims (optionally available in white) with ultra-low profile 235/35 tires. It also features red brake calipers for a more sporty look.

Inside the cabin you get bucket seats  with a combination of grey cloth and alcantara upholstery, integrated headrests and the CUPRA logo on the backrests, a three-spoke multi-functional leather steering wheel with aluminium colour inserts and the CUPRA logo at the bottom,  plus a matching gearknob with a newly designed gear diagram. The competition-style wheel is flattened at the bottom, with ergonomic grips at either side.

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There is also no shortage of equipments and gadgets. Here’s some of the standard features on 2010 Leon Cupra R:

•   Complete electronic driving aid line-up: ESP, ABS, TCS + EBA
•   Electronic self-blocking XDS as standard
•   Radio CD + MP3 + eight speakers + MDI

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And last but not least, the engine. It’s a VW-derived 2.0 liter TFSI which develops 265 hp in the Cupra. 0 to 100 km/h acceleration takes 6.2 seconds and it has a limited top speed of 250 km/h. The Cupra R can cover a kilometer in 25.7 seconds. With 8.1 liter per 100 km average fuel consumption, this car is fairly economical for a fast hatchback and also covers EU5 standards.