Seat will unveil its most potent series production model to date, the new Leon Cupra R at next month Frankfurt Motor Show (all of you may know already because we revealed this fact back in June in this post). The standard model's 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot is replaced with a 265-horsepower direct injection 2.0 TSI.
It is unconfirmed if the 2.0 TSI is the same engine found in the Vw Scirocco R. Seat claims however, that the new four-banger features a new, high-pressure fuel pump injector to satisfy its greater performance demands, while fully complying with strict EU5 emissions standards.
As a result, the front-wheel drive only Leon Cupra R slashes the 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint from 6.4 seconds (standard Cupra) to 6.1 seconds and top speed climbs from 247 km/h (154mph) to 250 km/h (155mph).
The standing kilometer takes 25.7 seconds and it has a combined fuel economy of 8.1 lt / 100km or 29mpg US / 34.9mpg UK. The range-topping Leon gets the 'R' logos on the central grille and at the lower right of the hatch, the right instrument dial and the remote control key.
In addition, it also receives 19-inch, five double-spoke wheels shod with 235/35 tires. The larger wheel assembly allowed Seat's engineers to upgrade the braking system with 17-inch 345 x 30 mm discs at the front and 16 inch 286 x 12 mm at the rear.
The interior of the Leon Cupra R gets a pair of racing-style bucket seats in grey alcantara upholstery, LED lighting on the instrument dials, a leather multi-functional steering wheel and an aluminum pedal arrangement.