2003 Seat Leon Cupra R
Seat Leon Cupra R
The Ass León is a pocket-size class car reinforced by the Spanish automaker Bum since 1999. It uses the Volkswagen A chopine and shares over-the-counter components with the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and Škoda Octavia.
León Mk. I (1999-2005)
As Buns’s outflank merchandising car, the León Mk I was marketed as a sportier and cheaper form of the VW Golf. The first-generation was the hatchback adaptation of the Backside Toledo. To reward the gaudy icon, the fomite has strong-growing looks and is weaponed with house respite to ameliorate manipulation. The more expensive versions are equipt with sinewy engines.
Usable engines grasp from 1.4 L and admit two variants of the Volkswagen Radical’s 20 valve turbocharged 1.8 L powerplant, or a 2.8 L V6 delivering 204 PS (150 kW). The León Cupra has a 1.8 Turbo with 180 PS (132 kW), and the León Cupra R 225 PS (165 kW). A 150 PS (110 kW) variation of VW’s 1.9 TDI locomotive is too usable, primitively as a Cupra, but afterwards downgraded to the FR (Rule Racing) reading.
About Leons are weaponed with all bike campaign, which is based on the like Haldex derivative as the VW Golf 4Motion. All engines ended 130 PS (96 kW) let a banner manual 6-speed gearbox.
León Mk. II
The New León, based on VW Golf V program, has a sharpie outside feeling with the wipers concealed and the extraneous bottom doors handles more incorporated . Figure was handled by Walter de’Sylva, and the car uses the like pattern stylus that started with the Backside Altea.
In venom of its sporting ikon, the locomotive scope is more express when compared with the Golf’s. The fundament example on whirl is the old 8-valve 1.6 L locomotive with 102 PS (75 kW). The sportier variants commence with the 150 PS (110 kW) 2.0 FSI and the democratic 140 PS (103 kW) 2.0 TDI Diesel. Both are fitted with a stock 6-speed manual with the DSG semi-auto gearbox usable as an alternative. A 185 PS (136 kW) discrepancy of the 2.0 TFSI unparalleled to the León was after introduced, but disdain a low tilt toll and speedy functioning attracted just minimum tending and median reviews, so this was ulterior interpreted off sale to micturate way for the sportier FR variants.
2003 Seat Leon Cupra R
The offset existent showy León inside the new compass is the León FR, was introduced in June 2006, when it ultimately standard the 200 PS (147 kW) 2.0 TFSI locomotive from the Volkswagen Golf GTI, also as a 170 PS (125 kW) variance of the 2.0 TDI whole featured in the Golf and Audi A3. Patch both models maintained the 6-speed manual, but the gasolene version can be fitted with the DSG.
The range-topping example in the León reach is to be the 2.0 TFSI Cupra manakin. Boast 240 PS (177 kW) and a 0-100 km/h clip of 6.4 seconds, this exemplar volition be the quickest Behind always. The Cupra comes with criterion 18″ 5 twin-spoke alloys, red bracken callipers and arse twin-exhaust pipes to one incline, to severalise it from lesser models in the grasp, also as new, alone pigment finishes and hard bolstered mutant seating concluded with the Cupra logotype. Likewise measure are mood ascendance for the battlefront passengers and drilled-aluminium sports pedals.
SEAT León in motorsport
The commencement propagation Bum León Cupra R was the cornerstone of a one-make prize, the Supercopa Bum León. It ran in Spain, UK, Germany and Joker from 2003. The car was highly-developed by Buns Play and mightiness was embossed to 250 PS (184 kW). An “External Masters” terminal, featuring the outdo 4 drivers from apiece subject serial, was introduced in October 2005, as a reinforcement slipstream for the Spanish GT Backing’s net troll at Montmeló. A TDI-powered rendering has raced in the ECTS, an Italian-based survival serial for touring cars.
In 2005, Bottom introduced the sec contemporaries León in the Earth Tourer Title, to supplant the old Toledo. The car features respective modifications, including a racing locomotive that can orbit o’er 260 PS (o’er 190 kW), a Hewland sequential-shift gearbox (unrelated to the DSG), and an streamlined packet for increased downforce (with its hatchback contour, the León is disavantaged against sedans). Minimal burthen is 1140 kg (2510 lb) with driver. Bottom Athletics, in partnership with Oreca, runs six cars in the WTCC, asset two others in the BTCC and another two in the Italian Superturismo.
In 2006, the Supercopa León was replaced by the new cast. The car is potentially quicker than the WTCC variant, as it features a turbocharged 2.0 L locomotive, with concluded 300 PS (ended 220 kW), increased torsion, the DSG gearbox, ameliorate aeromechanics (it includes the WTCC car’s figurehead and back spoilers, asset a Venturi burrow below the car, alternatively of a matte bum), and 18 in wheels, rather of the required 17 in wheels from the WTCC.
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