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SEAT Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 revealed

Wed, 08 Jan 2014

SEAT Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 revealed

SEAT has come out fighting in the hot hatch stakes, and has revealed two versions of the Leon Cupra with up to 276bhp. Based on similar underpinnings to VW’s Golf GTI, the Leon goes much further than the GTI by offering a choice of two Cupra versions, 261bhp in the manual three-door SC or a mighty 276bhp in the Cupra 280.

The 261bhp Cupra manages to get to 62mph in 5.9 seconds with the Cupra 280 cutting that to 5.7 seconds when fitted with DSG ‘box, with economy for the manual Cupras at 44.1mpg, and 42.2 mpg if you opt for the DSG ‘box.

This new Cupra is lighter than the old version and comes with a butch body kit with big air intakes, rear diffuser, twin exhausts and 18″ alloys, with the Cupra 280 riding on 19″ alloys and also getting an aero kit with a rear spoiler and Brembo brakes.

All the Leon Cupras come with LED headlights, auto lights and wipers and DAB radio, with the 280 getting the aforementioned Brembos and rear spoiler as well as SatNav.

The new Leon Cupras go on sale today, with prices starting at £25,690 for the manual SC Cupra, rising to £28,525 for the Cupra 280 with DSG ‘box. First deliveries are expected in March 2014.

By Cars UK