Seat today unveiled the quickest and most powerful series production car in its history- the new Seat Leon Cupra 280.
The Cupra 280 is the flagship model in the new five member strong Cupra family that begins with the 265 PS Leon SC Cupra and ends with the five-door Cupra 280 DSG. Here’s the range and model-wise price list at a glance:
|VED band||OTR price|
|SC Cupra||3||2.0 TSI||265||44.1||149||5.9||155||F||£25,690|
|SC Cupra 280||3||2.0 TSI||280||44.1||149||5.8||155||F||£26,940|
|SC Cupra 280 DSG||3||2.0 TSI||280||42.2||155||5.7||155||G||£28,225|
|Cupra 280||5||2.0 TSI||280||44.1||149||5.8||155||F||£27,240|
|Cupra 280 DSG||5||2.0 TSI||280||42.2||155||5.7||155||G||£28,525|
Every Leon Cupra completes is sufficiently potent to dismiss off the 62mph figure from standstill in less than six seconds. All the manual transmission equipped models boast of a high fuel efficiency of 44.1 mpg.
Every Leon Cupra comes as standard with a mechanical front axle differential lock, a progressive steering system that sharpens the turn-in for improved agility, DCC dynamic chassis control to alter the suspension settings between sportier or more comfort-oriented, and two-stage deactivation of the electronic stability control (ESC).
The new Leon is built on an all-new chassis, with a wider front track and fully independent suspension front and rear.
“The new Leon Cupra is pure SEAT: emotion and performance, design and dynamics combine to deliver driving fun mile after mile. State-of-the-art technology is evident in its enormous precision, but also in its compelling efficiency,” stresses Dr. Matthias Rabe, Vice President of SEAT S.A. for Research and Development. “The new Cupra is a sports car for every day; it feels just as much at home on the race track as it does on the long haul.”
“With the new Leon Cupra, the SEAT brand is once more taking a major leap forward. The Cupra is a refined, high-performance car that combines its expressive dynamics with relaxed long-distance comfort and a compelling, high-quality feel,” says Jürgen Stackmann, CEO of SEAT S.A. “Driving fun and great design comes with every Leon, but the new Cupra displays SEAT expertise in a whole new dimension. We are proud of this new brand icon and certain of its success.”