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Leon Cupra R will cost from £25,205 and goes on sale in the UK on 1 April

Seat’s fastest, most powerful production car ever, the Leon Cupra R, will cost from £25,205 when its order books open at dealers from 1 April.

Powering the R’s front wheels is a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 261bhp and 258lb ft of torque. It can crack 0-62mph in 6.2sec and reach a top speed of 155mph.

See official pics of the Seat Leon Cupra R

Combined fuel economy stands at just under 35mpg, while CO2 emissions are rated at 190g/km.

Styling changes over the rest of the Leon range include twin exhaust tips, an integrated rear diffuser, a rear spoiler, R badging and a gloss black trim.

Filling the arches are 19-inch double-spoke Potenza alloy wheels with 235/35 tyres. Inside, the Cupra logo features on the leather steering wheel and competition-style bucket seats, while the ‘R’ appears on the LED-lit dials.

New colour options include metallic Tribu yellow (pictured).

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Seat's third-generation Leon is attractive and capable, but it can't quite reach the benchmark set by the imperious Volkswagen Golf

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Jon Hardcastle 26 March 2010

Re: Fastest-ever Seat comes to UK

Too expensive even with quilted seats (which look very good) This car needs to be around 20-21k, If Skoda get the same kit for the octavia on this showing it needs to be below 20k.

I'll wait for the Skoda.

Peter Cavellini 26 March 2010

Re: Fastest-ever Seat comes to UK

Well this has been the way Seat has done it for a long time so there's no change there, and anyway the Leon has always been the sensible buy hasn't it? virtually the same car and about £4K cheaper!

Quattro369 26 March 2010

Re: Fastest-ever Seat comes to UK

Wasn't this the car that they said would never happen? (At the launch of the Cupra)

I actually think its a little high as its only £3k chepaer than the S3 which has a far higher quality interior and 4WD.