New SEAT Leon Cupra R

Die hard Seat fans have waited a long time for the return of the Leon Cupra R, but with an expected release in 2010 at around £20,000 it may have been worth the wait.

For a little more than the price of a current Seat Leon Cupra owners will get a fettled 2.0 16V T FSI engine producing 263bhp, a 0-62 mph time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.  Midly impressive compared to the Cupra’s 236bhp, 6.2 second 0-62 and 153 mph top speed.  The tweaks help more than the performance though as the Cupra R gains an extra 1mpg over the current Cupra’s 34mpg on a combined cycle.  There is no indication whether Seat have managed to drop the CO2 emissions however.

Aesthetically the Cupra R will be splashed with liberal amounts of Cupra and R motifs inside and out… just in case you forget what your driving.

I’ve always liked the new Seat Leon, I would have had one too if I wasn’t about to be a father and my Mazda wasn’t such a steal.

Gallery

Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Exterior
Seat Leon Cupra R Interior
Seat Leon Cupra R Interior
Seat Leon Cupra R Engine
Seat Leon Cupra R Engine

Knockhill Speed Sunday and Scottish VAG – 22nd February 2009

Sunday saw me up at Knockhill Racing Circuit, the first time this year, for the Scottish VAG mega meet and Knockhill’s Speed Sunday event. There was a huge turnout from the Scottish VAG members with some lovely cars in attendance including Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda. We got some good photo’s of most of the cars on show and I made an attempt at taking some shots of the cars on track too…

25/02/2009 Update: I’ve added Adrian’s gallery to the article, track shots are still to come.
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