Supercopa-inspired Leon Copa for Swiss market only
14 April 2008

This is the Seat Leon Copa, which takes the Cupra’s 2.0TSi engine up to 281bhp from the standard car’s 237bhp.Inspired by the Seat Supercopa series, a one-make European racing championship, the Copa Edition gets Eibach springs, uprated brakes and new bodykit. Its engine tweaks cut the Leon’s 0-62mph to just 5.9sec.Don’t get your hopes up, though; this super-Cupra won’t be coming to the UK. Instead it will be staying in Switzerland, where it was developed; Only 55 Copas will be produced and sold for the equivalent of £31,000.

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14 April 2008

From a MK2 Leon Cupra owner, I have to say £31k for that is an absolute rip off. You could have an S3 with loads of options for that with the same engine and turbo, similar power and more importantly, four wheel drive.

Better still, you could buy a standard Cupra, spend £500 on a remap for 305bhp, add Eibach springs for £250 fitted and £1500 on uprated brakes, and hey presto, you have saved yourself £10k.

The body kit is not unique either - it is the same ugly Aero kit re-hashed for about the 5th time. Its high time SEAT realised many people just don't like it. Anything that is tasteful and could be added to the standard Cupra kit would be most welcome though.

14 April 2008

Oh dear, all I can say is thank god they are only producing a handfull of them and all will be staying well away from the UK.

Mind you, we may have similarily styled max power variants driven by chavs coming to a road near you soon.

15 April 2008

So let me see: Golf R32, BMW 130i or Audi S3, all fully loaded with about £5k of options. Or a standard BMW 135i coupe, BMW 330i coupe, Audi TT 3.2 or Nissan 350Z GT.

No thanks, ill pass on all of those and take a chavved up FWD Seat Leon!

No wonder its 'limited' to only 55.

15 April 2008

That price has got to be a misprint, surely!

16 April 2008

They think they can sell 55???

16 April 2008

I reckon it is a misprint, i've read 38k euros on most other sites. but I don't know what the exchange rate is these day. But As someone else said, remap, suspension and brakes and be done for a lot less.

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