Production will be limited to just 799 units across the world.
The Cupra R stands as SEAT's most potent road vehicle to date, with its extra 10bhp over the Cupra 300 giving it the edge, although it looks like you'll only get the full fat 300bhp if you opt for the manual version, with the DSG-equipped Cupra R getting the same 296bhp as the Cupra 300. That's because the automatic Cupra R's power output is same as the Cupra 300.
Like the standard Cupra 300, the R utilises adaptive dampers, albeit in re-calibrated form to suit the extra camber that SEAT engineers have dialled into the front axle. Most obvious are the new flared wheel-arches, giving the Cupra R a more aggressive stance on the road. The vehicle receives a new exhaust system. The wheels are fitted with Brembo brakes. The front and rear skirts, side sills and diffuser have a carbon fiber finish.
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Just 799 units of the Cupra R will be produced, Seat boss Luca De Meo announced this morning, with an exclusive matte exterior finish available, copper detailing and bucket seats distinguishing the vehicle from the standard Cupra.
Images of the interior are missing, but the company says, the upholstery of the steering wheel cover and shift lever are made of leather, and the decoration of the interior used parts from copper and carbon fibre. Buyers will be offered a choice of three exterior colors: Midnight Black, Pyrenees Grey and Matte Grey.
In addition to the Leon Cupra R, the manufacturer announces that it will present the organization of future Cupra projects in Frankfurt.
Deliveries of the limited edition Seat Leon Cupra R will begin only by the end of 2017, while the auto will make its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in a few days' time.