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Year (of specifications) 2010
Engine(s) 2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder
Transmission 6 speed manual FWD
Max speed 155 mph
0-60 6.2 seconds
Horsepower 265 horsepower
weight -

For 2010 the Cupra R badge has returned to the Seat Leon - after a 4 year absence, an in doing so the company have created their most powerful production car yet.

Developing an impressive 265 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm the Leon Cupra R can squeal and squirm its way to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 6.2 seconds. Top speed is a very Bavarian 155 mph. This top end performance also lays claim to the fastest top speed for any Seat.

The engine itself is a revised version of the 2.0 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder from the previous car. Seat's engineers modified the engine's electronic management system and boosted the maximum turbo pressure contributed to the performance increase. Rejigged ratios of the 6-speed manual transmission, and anew high pressure fuel injection pump round out the drivetrain enhancements.

In the looks department the 2010 Seat Leon Cupra R isn't much altered. There's oversize 19 inch Potenza alloy wheels, sporty looking twin central exhausts, a slightly larger rear spoiler, a redesigned rear diffuser, and a host of gloss black colored trim both inside and out. Overall it's not a bad looking car, but it is quite generic. Take off the badges and take a few steps back and it could be anything.

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