Seat Leon Cupra R: 306bhp hot hatch limited 799 units

Seat has revealed a third-generation Leon Cupra R, which is on sale at the IAA in Frankfurt.

The third iteration of the range-topping hot hatch will receive a 306bhp petrol engine from the Cupra 300 296bhp, thanks to the sportier engine mapping. New exhaust and a package of aerodynamic improvements will also slow down the function, as well as Upgrade Brembo brakes, adaptive suspension with Dynamic Chassis Control and a modified front curvature.

Only 799 units of the Cupra R is produced, Seat-in-chief Luca De Meo announced this morning, with an exclusive matte outer surface, copper, detail, and bucket seats to differentiate the car from the standard Cupra. There is also a completely new instrument cluster.

Current reports claim that Seat Cupra sports area is planned a spin-off, similar to Citroën turns the DS luxury sub-brand for the brand on its own.

Patents for Bolero, Tango and Salsa have all been submitted, suggesting that there is space for the name of your previous sporty concepts for the Cupra series.

Currently, the most powerful model in the Seat range, the 296bhp Leon Cupra 300, although this is expected to at least offset by the upcoming Ateca Cupra has been spied countless number of times before its official debut.

The seat has so far produced a Leon Cupra R, between 2002 and 2005, before the name in 2010 to the second generation of the Leon, with an extra 24bhp over the standard Cupra model.

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