Super-Exclusive Leon ST Cupra Gets Carbonfibre And Brembo

‘Less than 50’ Seat Leon Cupra Carbon Editions will come to the UK, in a single colour with carbonfibre trim, bucket seats and Brembo brake upgrades
Super-Exclusive Leon ST Cupra Gets Carbonfibre And Brembo

Seat has announced a new flagship Leon Cupra estate, set to be built in extremely small numbers: fewer than 50 will come to the UK.

The Leon ST Carbon Edition stands out with 19-inch two-tone alloy wheels bespoke to the model, and carbonfibre bodywork extensions at the base of all sides. The side and front skirts look a bit vulnerable to kerbs, but the rear diffuser in the same material looks seriously mean, wrapped around four dark chrome exhaust tips.

Super-Exclusive Leon ST Cupra Gets Carbonfibre And Brembo

It follows in the wheel tracks of the bronze-accented Cupra R limited edition hatchback from earlier this year, which the other Matt tested against the Hyundai i30 N. That run of just 24 cars for the UK sold out quickly.

Although it uses the arguably cooler body style, the Carbon Edition is 10bhp down on the R at 296bhp, possibly because of the reductions made necessary by the WLTP emissions test, as we reported several weeks ago. It won’t make any perceptible difference to performance.

Super-Exclusive Leon ST Cupra Gets Carbonfibre And Brembo

Brembo brakes and bucket seats are borrowed from the same parts bin that supplied the R. On the other hand this special model uses four-wheel drive and DSG. The R was front-driven and only imported to the UK as a manual.

The UK price for the Monsoon Grey special is £35,575. Orders can be taken now, but no more will be imported once the 40-something are sold. It’s believed that Seat is waiting to gauge demand in several different countries before finalising numbers that will reach each.


Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

I wish we could get hot wagons in the US

07/27/2018 - 13:07 |
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And sadly………Car companies only think that Americans just want crossovers/SUV’S.

07/27/2018 - 23:05 |
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Dhyanesh |தயனேஷ்| (R32 Gang) (


07/27/2018 - 13:47 |
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🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

I love how none of the carbon fiber parts actually save weight. They literally just took the Leon ST Cupra and added carbon fiber accents, so if anything the car is heavier now.

07/27/2018 - 13:51 |
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No Speed Limit

Yes well done Seat!

07/27/2018 - 13:54 |
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Just a Golf R Estate

07/27/2018 - 19:47 |
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07/28/2018 - 03:42 |
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Carbon Feeebray

07/28/2018 - 14:57 |
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Sam &#x1F171;️yrne

How’s that song go? “I wish I could be, be like the cool kids” or something like that?

08/05/2018 - 03:57 |
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