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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.

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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.

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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.

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