Seat has released more pictures of its new 261bhp Seat Leon Cupra R, which is due to hit the UK next year.
Final UK specification of the hot hatch is still being decided and the firm is working towards it being available to buy in showrooms in January.
The new range-topping Leon is fitted with the same engine that will appear in the Scirocco R, a modified version of the EA113 2.0-litre direct injection from the previous Golf GTI.
This makes the Cupra R not only the most potent production Seat ever but also as powerful as the title-winning SEAT Leon TDI World Touring Car.
The front-wheel-drive Leon is now capable of hitting 62mph in 6.1sec and a top speed of 155mph. Combined fuel consumption is just under 35mpg.
Filling the arches are 19in double-spoke 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.
Pricing has yet to be officially confirmed, but expect to see it cost from £23,000 when it reaches showrooms. This undercuts the Ford Focus RS by more than £3000.