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by George Skentzos

It really is a shame that SEAT isn’t offered here in Australia, especially now that the brand has unveiled the SEAT Leon Cupra R – its most powerful production car ever.

With 195kW available from its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, the SEAT Leon Cupra R is also the fastest-accelerating model to date with a naught to 100km/h time of just 6.2 seconds.

The SEAT Leon Cupra R’s immense torque is partially responsible for this boost in performance, boasting a full 50Nm more than the regular Leon Cupra for a total of 350Nm.

Beyond the performance, the SEAT Leon Cupra R features bespoke styling changes both inside and out.

SEAT UK Product Marketing Manager Andy Medcraft said: ‘The engineering and styling revisions that have gone into the new Leon Cupra R underline our determination to make this exceptional new car a true class leader.

The addition of twin central exhaust outlets channel its sister car – the Golf R – with a custom rear diffuser, extended rear spoiler, ‘R’ badging and gloss black highlighting inside and out.

It rides on huge 19-inch wheels while inside it boasts ‘R’ badging on the back of the quilted leather bucket-style front sports seats and a specially created SEAT Sport engine cover to continue the exclusive styling.




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