SEAT Announce Fastest-ever Leon CUPRA R ST

SEAT are releasing a special edition Leon CUPRA R ST, with 150 of the models available in the UK market.

Combining expected Leon qualities and high-performance characteristics of the CUPRA brand the R ST brings together the dynamic traction from its 4Drive system with a 300PS/400Nm 2.0 litre TSI engine.

Balancing comfort, versatility and dynamism in a body style that adds practicality to the mix. The seven-speed DSG transmission links to the highly tuned turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine which hits 0-62mph (100km/h) in just 4.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 155 mph (250km/h).

The distinctive CUPRA sound from the quad exhaust pipes at the rear of the vehicle increase the drivers experience whilst uprights have been added to the front axle, modifying the negative and rear camber to 2 degrees to improve handling performance and cornering speed of the CUPRA dynamic chassis setup.

The exterior features extensive use of carbon fibre maximising aesthetics and performance which feature on the side skirts, front splitter, rear spoiler and diffuser, as well as copper colour treated logos, badges, lateral air intakes and hub caps which frame the BEMBO brakes, hinting at the overall performance.

The Copper tone is also used on the 19” alloy rims, the Leon CUPRA ST R is exclusively available in Midnight Black, Blackness Grey, Magnetic Tech or Nevada White.

The interior features Alcantara upholstery on the steering wheel and gear knob, with copper accents on the central console, climate control vents, bucket seat stitching, steering wheel and steering wheel logo. Whilst the driver and front passenger bucket seats keep you secure and comfortable.

Technology inside includes an exclusive CUPRA R ST display features on the welcome splash screen after pressing the start button whilst the pixel-dense Digital Cockpit provides driving information and data. It also features keyless entry, front and rear view cameras and a mobile device connectivity suite, benefitting from increased functionality and selected apps.

The option to upgrade for £500 you can increase the power to 370PS and add an ABT tuning pack, reducing the 0-62mph to 4.5 seconds without impacting the homologation status (insurance rated).

The special edition features Brembo brakes, quad exhaust, and bucket seats. Carbon fibre detailing and copper accents, as well as ABT detailing on the rear badge increase its external premium appeal. For £800 a panoramic sunroof can also be added.

Prices for the TSI 300PS will begin from £37,975.

Orders will open on the 9th of April.

For more information on the CUPRA R ST contact your nearest JCT600 SEAT Dealership.

Added: 08 April 2019

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