SEAT's Performance Brand Launches New Leon CUPRA R ST

SEAT has released another Leon CUPRA R ST.

SEAT's newly-formed performance brand has unveiled a new version of the Leon CUPRA R ST.

The sporty hatch sees 15 more pound-feet of torque added to the 2.0-liter TSI engine, taking it up to 295, along with 296 horsepower that makes it so the car goes from 0-62 mp/h in 4.9 seconds, with a max speed of 155 mp/h.

"CUPRA stamps its DNA onto the Leon," an announcement from Seat's media center reads. "The new brand brings performance to another dimension with the Leon CUPRA R ST, a special edition for those who need an extra boost and think that details matter.

"The Leon CUPRA R ST brings uniqueness, sophistication and performance to the market, mixing the qualities expected of a Leon with the high-performance attributes of the CUPRA brand. This model is set to stand out from the crowd, bringing together the high performance of its 300PS/400Nm 2.0 litre TSI engine and the dynamic traction from its 4Drive system."

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This car boasts a carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts and mirror casings, as well as a diffuser containing two tailpipes on each side. There are also some novel air intakes.

It is kept up by exclusive 19-inch wheels and can be ordered in four different colors inclusive if Magnetic Tech, Midnight Black, Nevada White and Blackness Grey.

“The Leon CUPRA R ST represents our ability to make unique, exciting cars with the most advanced technology ready for the most demanding and diverse of drivers," Antonino Labate, director of Strategy, Business Development and Operations of CUPRA, says.

"It’s the amalgamation of the brand’s experience in motor racing and the ability of our design and engineering teams to seamlessly mix performance and functionality."

On the inside, this CUPRA R ST features a pair of Alcantara leather trim sport seats lined by copper accents up front. The infotainment system comes as a standard fitting alongside the digital instrument cluster, reverse camera and connectivity box.

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