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Posted by Joseph Clement on 14 November, 2017

Seat recently announced the pricing, specification and UK allocation for their all-new, exclusive Leon Cupra R.

The UK has been designated 24 of the 799 models built for global sale with the car being given a limited production run. For anyone lucky enough to receive an allocation, the Leon Cupra R will set them back £34,995.

Although, for that price you be getting what Seat claim is a combination of “power and performance with sophisticated styling and a premium finish.”

Derived from the Leon Cupra 300, the Cupra R received special attention from Seat’s research and development department who enhanced and upgraded many different elements of the car. The result is a vehicle that is being dubbed as the Spanish automobile manufacturers most powerful and exclusive vehicle to date.

The Cupra R boasts 310 ps (305 hp), allowing it to get from 0-62 mph in just 5.8 seconds. It is a front-wheel drive car with a six-speed manual gearbox and is available with a choice of two metallic paint options: Monsoon Grey and Midnight Black.

As mentioned earlier, this car benefits from a lot of upgrades that help to set it apart from Seat’s regular offerings. For example, there have been a lot of technical enhancements, including a retuned exhaust system, a new steering system, and the introduction of four-piston Brembo brake callipers, to name but a few.

Additionally, the Cupra R’s appearance has been given a buff with the use of carbon fibre materials for the rear spoiler, lower lip spoiler, side skirts and rear diffuser. The design of the front air intakes has been tweaked for a more aggressive look, while newly extended wheel arches help to give the car a sportier feel.

The use of copper colouring is present throughout the design of the Cupra R starting with the door mirrors, tailgate lettering, and copper and black 19-inch Cupra R alloy wheels. The copper theme continues into the interior of the car where you’ll find copper coloured detailing on the dashboard, centre console, door panel stitching, and steering wheel Cupra logo.

Each car will come with a numbered plaque, and as if that wasn’t enough, Alcantara is used for the gearstick, steering wheel, and front bucket seats. As you would expect from a premium model like this, you get some decent interior tech options, including keyless entry, heated front seats, rearview camera, BeatsAudio sound system with 10 speakers, adaptive cruise control, and a 3D satellite navigation system.

Seat has confirmed that UK customer ordering is now open, however, due to high customer interest levels they don’t expect allocations to be available for long.