Seat's Leon Cup Racer takes part in the hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Seat's Leon Cup Racer has taken to the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today with Seat Sport driver Jordi Gené behind the wheel.

The car, which makes its UK debut at the event, has 365bhp on tap from its tuned 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine. Tipping the scales at just 1120kg, the car has the potential to spawn a WTCC entry from Seat next year.

Alongside the Cup Racer, Seat has a new Ibiza Trophy race car on display, as well as its production models. The Festival of Speed will also give UK customers a chance to see Seat's new Leon SC, which goes on sale later this month.

For all the latest Goodwood Festival of Speed news, stay tuned to Autocar.co.uk.

Our Verdict

Seat Leon
Seat offers five engines for the Leon, ranging from a 104bhp 1.2 petrol to a 181bhp 2.0 diesel

Seat's third-generation Leon is attractive and capable, but it can't quite match the best this class can offer

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5 July 2013

How good does that thing look????

5 July 2013

This car is a direct decendant of the MK1 Focus rallied by Colin MCrae nice to see the Ford is still being copied...

If only the designers at Ford could stick to the script , rather than dumbing down such iconic styling !

12 July 2013

Factczech wrote:

This car is a direct decendant of the MK1 Focus rallied by Colin MCrae nice to see the Ford is still being copied...

If only the designers at Ford could stick to the script , rather than dumbing down such iconic styling !

How exactly did you work that out? I'm very intrigued since i can't seem to work out any similarities. For example, the Focus was a rally car, this Leon is a touring car. The Focus was driven by Colin Mcrae, where as the Leon will be driven either by a BTCC, or a WTCC driver.

With regards to your other point, i don't like the use of the word 'copied' when it comes to design, but in your manner of speaking, it's Ford that copies everyone else. Just look at the shameful copy of the Aston Martin grill being used on a Fiesta no less! Or the B Max that copied the Nissan Priarie's design of pillarless entry from 1985 and then shamlessly claim to have innovated it. 

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