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SEAT Leon Cupra is a Serious Hot Hatch Contender, a Solid All-Rounder


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SEAT markets itself as the attainable side of sporty within the VW group family. All their cars may share underpinnings with VW models, but the specific tuning that’s been applied to them and the image that’s been created over time is slowly giving the brand its own character.

Sibling Rivalry: SEAT Leon Cupra vs. VW Golf R on Track


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A dry twisty track is not the ideal place to prove that the more powerful, four-wheel drive VW Golf R is faster than a lesser powered front-wheel drive SEAT Leon Cupra. In fact, it would prove the above statement completely false, as the Autocar video posted below illustrates.

SEAT Ibiza Cupra Gets Reviewed: It’s Good Overall, But Lacks Focus, Enthusiast Appeal


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While it may look a lot more flamboyant than the VW Polo GTI on which it’s based, the SEAT Ibiza Cupra is somehow out of place in the sector. You rarely see one on the road, and the fact that it’s been on sale for as long as its rivals have been yet nobody mentions it should be telling.

Renault Mégane RS Takes on Seat Leon Cupra 280 in EVO’s Latest Track Battle


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We all know that the Seat Leon Cupra 280 has snatched the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel drive production vehicles from the Renault Mégane RS Trophy, but can it beat the French hot-hatch in a track battle? EVO thought it was time to find out the answer to this question and took both cars for a spin around the Bedford Autodrome. But first, some performance specs for both cars.

Seat Puts All Four Ibiza Generations Side by Side on an Abandoned Race Track [w/Video]


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With almost 5 million units sold in 30 years, the Seat Ibiza is the most important model in the company’s history. As part of celebrations for the model’s 30th anniversary, Seat has arranged a meeting of all four generations of its B-segment model at the Sitges-Terramar racing circuit in Spain, a historic track that opened in 1923 with the Spanish Grand Prix and is now pretty much in its original state.

Seat Ibiza Turns 30, Gets Special Anniversary Model [w/Video]


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1984 was the year Apple launched its first Mac computer and the compact disc was beginning to gain traction. It was an important year for Seat as well, as on April 27, the Spanish automaker launched the first Ibiza, which turned out to be the most successful model in the company’s history.

Can the BMW M235i Beat the New Seat Leon Cupra in a Drag Race? Well, Duh…


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We usually try to hide the winner of performance videos in our titles and subsequent writings, but EVO magazine's latest online episode leaves us no choice due to the huge power gap between the two competitors, with the only excuse given being the similar power-to-weight ratios.

AE Stages Fratricidal Duel Between VW Golf R and Seat Leon Cupra 280


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The Seat Leon Cupra 280 may have set the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for production front-wheel drive cars, but it isn’t the most powerful hot-hatch in VW Group’s stable. The VW Golf R and Audi S3 share that honor, with 300PS (296hp) each from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Seat Leon Cupra 280 is the Fastest Production FWD Car on the 'Ring, Beats CTS-V and M3 E92!


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Whereas Honda is making promises about building the most extreme series-production front-wheel drive car with the fastest time around the Nürburgring track (we're talking about next year's Civic Type R), Seat quietly and without the need of any dramatic aero kits set the record straight by obliterating the Renault Megane RS Trophy's time of 8:07.97, standing from 2011.

Seat Leon Cupra 280 Sets New 'Ring Record for FWD Production Cars with 7m58.44s


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They didn’t tease it for nothing; Seat’s new Leon Cupra 280 has set a new Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for front-wheel drive production cars with a time of 7m58.44s. That’s almost 10 seconds faster than the previous record for FWD production cars, set by the Renault Megane RS Trophy in 2011 (8m07.97s).

Seat Counts the...Nürburgring's Trees in New Leon Cupra Video


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Seat released a second teaser video of its new Leon Cupra’s Nürburgring lap, but instead of offering us a clue regarding the time set by its newest hot hatch, the carmaker had a more playful approach.

AE Drives New Seat Leon Cupra, Says it's a Performance Bargain Over the Golf GTI


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Although it shares the platform with the seventh-generation VW Golf GTI, the new Seat Leon Cupra features considerably more power and gets standard features like the front limited slip differential and adaptive dampers that are optional on the German car.

Seat Details the New Leon Cupra, Teases Nürburgring Lap Video [+42 Photos]


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We’ve already seen the first photos of the new Leon Cupra, which for the first time, is available in two flavors: the standard Cupra with 262 hp (265PS) and the Cupra 280 with 276 hp (280PS). Furthermore, it will be offered in two body styles: the five-door and the three-door SC (Sport Coupé). 

Seat Launches Fashionable Mii by Mango Special Edition Model [w/Video]


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Seat and Spanish fashion retailer Mango have released a special edition Mii model that features stylish design touches and equipment upgrades.

Set to debut at the 080 Barcelona Fashion event (January 27-31), the Seat Mii by Mango features a unique Glam Beige and Black paint, specific exterior side mouldings, dark grey 15-inch alloy wheels and “Mii by Mango” lettering on the left side of the rear hatch and the B pillar.

New Leon Cupra is Most Powerful Seat Ever with Up to 276HP [w/Video]


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Following yesterday’s leaked photos, Seat released official details of the new top model of the Leon range, the Leon Cupra, which is available in two flavors, one with 262hp (265PS) and the other with 276hp (280PS).

Watch the Assembly of a New Seat Leon ST in 150 Seconds


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SEAT has shared a video that condenses the entire build time of a new Leon ST into a coupe of minutes. The Spanish carmaker said it used GoPro cameras to get the necessary footage from inside their production plant where the VW Group MQB-based Leon ST is made.

Spied: Seat's Upcoming Leon SC Cupra Filmed


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Seat's hottest version of the new generation Leon, the Cupra, has been captured on camera in three-door trim (the Spaniards call it the SC or Sports Coupe) undergoing tests in and around the Nürburgring track ahead of its mid-2014 launch.

New Seat Leon ST, TGI and Ecomotive Variants Revealed in Frankfurt


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Seat debuted the estate version of its compact model, the Leon ST, at the Frankfurt Motor Show today. The VW Group's Spanish subsidiary aims to increase sales of the Leon series with the new body variant, which is a popular one in Western Europe, where some 500,000 compact wagons are sold each year.

Seat Racer Gets the Shaft from a Porsche – Not Figuratively, But Literally…


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Metaphorically speaking, when someone "gets the shaft", it means they are not being treated in a fair way, but in the case of 24-year old Supersport Seat Leon Supercopa driver Jimmy Adriaenssens, the racer literally received a BMW M3's shaft (with the help of a Porsche 911) during the recent Supercar Challenge race of the Gamma Racing Day 2013.

Seat Showcases New Leon ST in New Spot


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The VW Group's Seat brand is promoting the more practical and bigger member of its Leon family of compact models, the Leon ST, in a new spot that hit the airwaves this week.