Written on: 20/11/2009
My 350bhp beats!!
I have a 2003 seat leon cupra R 225 which is now pushing a massive 350bhp and 410 ft lb torque!!! i have raced all kinds of supercars down thesantapod strip and never had problems flying past - she does 1/4 miles in 11.2 seconds. I love the car - never had one problem since i have had it, i took the car to AMD in essex to get all the cams don,revo stage 3 map, pistons, conrods, nos, turbo etc etc spent £10k on mods and i love it. get one really do they have 5 doors loads... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2009 by sun30
I own a 2004 Seat Leon Cupra 180 in silver bought it 6 months old, had it 4.5 years never kept a car longer than a year still love the look drive handling everything about the car every time i decide to upgrade the next car doesnt quite impress me enough so I keep it, everyone who sees it loves it as they are rare see on the road.
Probably keep a few more years get the alloys refurbed and calipers painted and its as good as new.
Mine has 31k on clock new brakes and discs and tires full seat... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2009 by benjo21
All in all its my 2nd seat and i have to say its the best Seat Leon Cupra R 1.8 20V Biturbo i've had so far my next car is the K1 lets hope it's as much fun to drive as my cupra 180 bhp Steady power delivery comfortable ride and responsive steering. Engine fans keep going for longer than supposed to but that could just be a fault with my car. (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2008 by emilyw (2 reviews written)
Practical and economical, very fast and hugely tunable car. Basically an Audi S3, for a fraction of the money. With a few mods it is an all round star car. Looks mean and handles very well. The cabin is roomy and well equipped. The turbo is very reliable and the torque rating is great even from stock. The cars potential is staggering when given a little after market attention. Many, many modifications are available that can turn it into a very fast car. AWESOME PERFORMANCE! Practical... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2008 by Sam Ford (5 reviews written)
Was in the market for something more sporty after my Toyota Corolla diesel got written off. Was looking for a Cupra R version, but found that decent examples were hard to get hold of and they tended to be overpriced. I spotted a mint 03 plate Cupra 180 on a private sale in my village. It was in black as well which in my opinion is the best colour for these, though is a nightmare trying to keep it clean. Looks great when it's been polished. This example was totally standard apart from the 18... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2007 by brookesy
The Seat Leon Cupravery is a nice drive and comfy it has sporty looks a good engine, turbo standard. Cant get cheap parts, water pump broke and engine mountains broke, and my chews tires.Good all round car but be prepared to spend money on it. (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2006 by janowski1980 (1 review written)
Hi, i recently bought a Seat Leon Cupra (180) couldn't find the Cupra R i wanted. I have just recenlty had revo on my ecu and has made an amazing amount of difference. I have gone from 180 bhp to 210 bhp and 173 lb/ft tourqe to 232 lb/ft tourqe. More tourqe than the standard Cupra R. The car feels so smooth to drive and pulls hard in every gear, especially 4th. i must admit though you do have to be very careful in wet and greasy conditions as its prone to spinning in 1st 2nd and has even... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2006 by hagleyrp (1 review written)
Based upon the MkIV Golf, but with greater emphasis on looking and feeling like a true sports proposition, the Seat Leon Cupra R 1.8 20V Biturbo is a VW group bargain. The Audi TT uses this engine yet costs £27,000. It's an easier car to drive, quicker than the Honda Civic Type-R or Ford Focus RS and it is also comes loaded with equipment. If you want a lot of car for your money that works well every day, then the Cupra R is for you. Very quick and very well equipped. Top Spec, A/C, PAS,... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2005 by Just 4 fun (1 review written)
Little I have driven comes close in terms of performance to the Seat Leon Cupra. Putting the power down from rest can be a struggle through the two front wheels, so a little restraint is required to over come this. Turbo's generally appreciate some gentle lead in and give earlier response whilst overcoming the lag, which in this beast just hits you in the back ! Clutch is on the heavy side. Worst point is SEAT's build quality and it's dealers. Mine develops rattle after rattle and still... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2004 by warden
I have a Seat Leon Cupra R 1.8 20V Biturbo Sports Car and have modified it to 269 BHP.
Now, to be honest, it does break down more often because of the mods, but this is because I cant afford to upgrade the intercoolers yet.
Now modded it is an absolute animal.
I have raced a lot of different cars from lights up to about 60 or 70 Mph. The cupra has killed off a Golf VR6, Focus RS, M3, Escort RS, Clio 172, Celica GT4 and the best feeling of all - beating a Civic Type R - the car I nearly... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2003 by paul.
I have had my cupra R for 5 weeks and it is the best car I have had for an all round package.The civic Type R may be faster on paper but in the real world they are very similar.The Leon has so much mid range power from as low as 2100rpm, where as the Civic needs to reved hard to get the power.The other factor is the number of Leon R's on the road. Not many.Having a young family its the car to go for.I have driven the civic and it is a great car but 3 doors.You cannot beat the sound of a... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2003 by Ali j.
it is just the greatest there really isnt any thing to complain about apart from that naff little light, dont know bout you but do you notice that absoulotely every1 stairs right at you, the thing that really makes the car is those rims, overall love the car but alarm goes off wen it feels like. lol neighbours am never happy .al (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2002 by SeatHolland.
First of all, the Cupra R is NOT a coupe, it's a hatch, let me rephrase; it's a HOT-hatch. Second, it's NOT a Biturbo, it's exactly the same engine as in the Audi TT which has just ONE turbo. Only the engine-management is different. And I can asure you that the both of them are doing fine with it. I drive a LEON Cupra R daily, it's my companycar for my work as SEAT-salesman. Because of it's great road-holding qualities and direct steering respose, the LEON is real fun to drive on secondary... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2002 by Owen.
Can't get more for your £ than the Seat Leon Cupra R1.8 20v Biturbo.
Ok, three points about the Cupra R
Firstly, does anyone knows a dealer in England that can offer me a test drive? I have spent the last week trying to find a UK dealer that has a demonstrator. However, took the standard Cupra out for a spin to get an idea of ride/handling/accel etc, and was very impressed.
Secondly, the Cupra R is not bi-turbo..shock! It is based on the Audi TT 1.8 Turbo with twin intercoolers. Twin... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2002 by In the Know!.
The Cupra R is a 1.8 20V Turbo (not Bi Turbo). It's not a Coupe, it's a 5 Door Hatchback. It comes with one drive train - front wheels (not 4x4 according to SEAT), and thats about it.
Apart from that it's a fine piece of kit - well worth yer £17k but it will need to be better to get me to part with my Audi 1.8T. (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2002 by Jeff.
how it be classed as a coupe when it has 5 doors? numbnuts! (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2002 by TheGrape.
I have just bought a Seat Leon Cupra Biturbo and been for a test drive today. I would say that is easily as quick as the Subaru imprezza that I drove a week ago. There is virtually no turbo lag and it revs very happilly to the limit.
The build quality is the same as an Audi, as it is basically the same car. (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2002 by arturulux.
The Seat Leon Cupra R is the best coup made by the Spanish manufacturer. (read more)
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