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SEAT Teases 345 HP Leon Race Car Ahead of the Geneva


The Geneva Motor Show kicks off next week and the announcements are coming fast and heavy. The latest to join the ranks of teased vehicles is the fastest street legal car SEAT has ever produced, the SEAT Leon CUPRA 300 and its race car sister, the CUPRA Evo 17.

The SEAT Leon CUPRA Evo 17 (pictured) comes packed with a street-car-derived engine putting out 345 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. Along with the engine comes a smattering of aero bits to keep this hungry lion glued to the ground.

The CUPRA Evo 17 is designed to race in touring car series around the world, and shares its platform with the Audi RS 3 LMS and Golf GTI TCR. The ’17 model gets a 20 hp bump over last year’s, which gets it on par with the Audi.

The Leon CUPRA 300, meanwhile, is the most powerful road car that SEAT has ever produced. It makes 300 metric horsepower (295 regular hp) and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Working in concert with the double-clutch DSG gearbox, the Leon CUPRA will hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.

We’ll keep our eyes out for pictures of both cars when they’re officially revealed in Geneva.

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