Cars The Seat Leon Cupra R has sold out in the UK

13:36  09 january  2018
13:36  09 january  2018 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Just 24 of the 799 Seat Leon Cupra Rs being produced are coming to the UK . £35,000 for the fastest Seat ever. People scoffed. And now it’s sold out . Yes, there’s just 24 coming to the UK , and finding 24 dedicated hot Seat fans probably wasn’t that difficult.

Are you a hot-hatch enthusiast in the UK who hoped to get your hands on the new Seat Leon Cupra R ? Well, too bad, because it's all sold out . The Cupra R is the most hardcore version of the Spanish brand's top performance model.

The Seat Leon Cupra R is sold out in the UK © Provided by Motoring Research The Seat Leon Cupra R is sold out in the UK

£35,000 for the fastest Seat ever. People scoffed. And now it’s sold out.

Yes, there’s just 24 coming to the UK, and finding 24 dedicated hot Seat fans probably wasn’t that difficult. But it’s hard to ignore the strength of its competitors: the Honda Civic Type R is just as fast and considerably cheaper, while in-house rival the Volkswagen Golf R is faster and cheaper.

“We’ve simply been blown away by the amount of interest it’s generated,” said Seat UK’s director Richard Harrison, not holding back.

“I’m delighted, and not the least bit surprised, that the UK-bound cars all found homes in such a short space of time. I’m sure their lucky owners will enjoy many years of great driving in this exclusive series.”

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SEAT announces that all 24 UK -bound examples of its hottest model ever, the 306bhp Leon Cupra R , have now been allocated. After prices were revealed late last year, SEAT has announced that its new Leon Cupra R is now sold out in Britain.

All 24 UK examples of SEAT ’s 2018 Leon CUPRA R car sold out . Syphon | January 4, 2018. The recently released Leon CUPRA R has proved a UK smash-hit, with all 24 destined for these shores snapped up in super quick hot hatch time.

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If you’re keen, we’re sure a handful of examples will appear on the secondhand market for inflated prices soon after deliveries begin this month (which begs the question: just how much will people be willing to pay for a souped-up Leon?).

Just 799 Leon Cupra R models will be sold worldwide – in case you’re really desperate to get your hands on one, with all UK-spec models powered by the same 310hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the Golf R.

That’s paired with a six-speed manual (nope, you can’t have DSG) with power going through the front wheels (hence its 0.7-second 0-62mph shortfall compared to the Golf – 5.8 seconds compared to 5.1).

There’s a fancy sports exhaust system along with a rear spoiler which, Seat says, provides 20kg of downforce to aid traction. Brembo brakes will bring it to the stop, while there’s no shortage of external upgrades to tell the world you’ve spent £35,000 on a Leon. We’re talking carbonfibre detailing, ever-so-slightly flared arches and 19-inch black alloy wheels.

Buyers only get a choice of two colours: grey or black. Inside, meanwhile, has bits of Alcantara, front bucket seats and various copper highlight around the cabin.

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