Seat Leon Cupra R (2010) CAR video review

Published:13 July 2010

Seat Leon Cupra R (2010) CAR video review
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By Ben Barry

Contributing editor, sideways merchant, tyre disintegrator

By Ben Barry

Contributing editor, sideways merchant, tyre disintegrator

Seat's Leon has long spawned some suitably feisty variants, and CAR Online was recently invited to Rockingham Race Circuit to drive the latest and hottest to date: the Cupra R. With 261bhp, a 0-62mph time of 6.2sec and a 155mph top speed, it's no slouch, and, as road test editor Ben Barry discovered, it makes for an interesting alternative to both the Volkswagen Golf R and Scirocco R.

Click the first video for a full road test, the second for an in-car camera and some hot lappery at Rockingham.

Specs

Price when new: £25,205
On sale in the UK: Now
Engine: 1984cc four-cylinder 16v, 261bhp @ 6000rpm, 258lb ft @ 2500rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual, four-wheel drive
Performance: 0-62mph 6.2sec, 155, 34.9mpg, 190g/km CO2
Weight / material: 1450kg/steel
Dimensions (length/width/height in mm): 4309/1768/1443

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  • Seat Leon Cupra R (2010) CAR video review
  • Seat Leon Cupra R (2010) CAR video review

By Ben Barry

Contributing editor, sideways merchant, tyre disintegrator

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