Hot SEAT Leon Cupra R ST arrives with 365bhp

Limited edition Leon Cupra R ST comes with power and technology upgrades

SEAT Leon Supra R ST Front

The SEAT Leon Cupra R ST estate is the fastest model from the manufacturer to date. Only 150 examples will be available in the UK, where it will rival the Volkswagen Golf R Estate and the Skoda Octavia vRS Estate. It will be on sale from April 2019 with prices starting from £37,975.

From the factory, the Leon Cupra R ST features a turbocharged 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 296bhp and 400Nm of torque that powers all four wheels via a seven-speed DSG gearbox. For only £500 extra though, SEAT will install an optional Abt tuning kit, boosting power to 365bhp.

Best sports cars you can buy in 2019

With this upgrade installed, the Leon Cupra R ST will sprint from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds; a 0.4-second improvement over the standard car. Top speed remains unchanged, at a limited 155mph.

To cope with the increase in power, the Leon Cupra R receives a number of chassis upgrades including more powerful Brembo brakes, reworked suspension and lighter 19-inch alloy wheels.

Outside, the Cupra R ST stands apart from the standard models thanks to a restyled front bumper, panoramic sunroof, new side skirts, carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser, unique Abt badging and copper coloured accents on the bodywork.

The interior upgrades include a pair of bucket seats, an Alcantara steering wheel, eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital dial cluster, keyless entry and copper-coloured interior inserts.

Want to know more about the Cupra range? Check out our review of the Cupra Ateca SUV, or see our picks for the best hot hatches you can buy in 2019.

Most Popular

Hot car deal: quirky Nissan Juke hybrid for £172 a month
Nissan Juke dynamic
Deals
26 Feb 2024

Hot car deal: quirky Nissan Juke hybrid for £172 a month

New Mercedes CLE Cabriolet released, costing from £53k
Mercedes CLE Cabriolet front quarter
News
22 Feb 2024

New Mercedes CLE Cabriolet released, costing from £53k

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
23 Feb 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
19 Dec 2023

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
12 Apr 2023

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
The best electric cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024