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New Leon Cupra Aug 2006 model

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Stolen straight from Germancarfans:-

"The new Cupra is scheduled for release in August this year. These photos are showing for the first time a prototype in full showroom trim, revealing a quite aggressive styling package.

The car has very large air intakes in the front skirt and a big exhaust pipe placed in the middle of the rear skirt. Inside the new Cupra is offering very sporty design like the Golf GTI, from which – according to rumours- the Cupra might also borrow its engine. It is a 2.0 litre FSI Turbo four cylinder motor and said to deliver 220 HP in the Cupra.

The prototype’s license plate – whether on purpose or not – gives a clue of the newcomers future: DTM means Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft - and perhaps an additional racing version of the Cupra".

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I like the new Leon, love the 3 door look, but with 5 doors.

220 bhp (as someone has mentioned on Golf threads) will upset how many Mk5 GTi owners (sorry boys). It's a better looking car and now will have 20 bhp over the GTi.

Only upset, is that I was informed that the Mk4 R32 lump would go in a Cupra R Leon, maybe the 220 bhp is the Cupra and a Cupra R will turn up.

Here's hoping, if it does is will be a challenge for both the Mk5 R32 and the new 265 bhp S3- no doubt £4-5k cheaper!

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Looks good.

Is it my imagination or do the rear tyres look narrower than the fronts?

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Erm thats not the cupra.

Its the optional bodykit you can buy from SEAT for any LEON model

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SEAT LEON FR spy shots from the factory

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The FR will have the Golf GTI 200PS 2.0 TFSI engine.

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CUPRA test mule.

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Notice the Brembo calipers and big discs.

Talked about this having the 2.0T FSI unit from the golf with 240PS and in LHD europe maybe an option of 4x4

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220 bhp (as someone has mentioned on Golf threads) will upset how many Mk5 GTi owners (sorry boys). It's a better looking car and now will have 20 bhp over the GTi.

Only upset, is that I was informed that the Mk4 R32 lump would go in a Cupra R Leon, maybe the 220 bhp is the Cupra and a Cupra R will turn up.

Here's hoping, if it does is will be a challenge for both the Mk5 R32 and the new 265 bhp S3- no doubt £4-5k cheaper!

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There will be no Cupra R, SEAT dropped the Cupra R name tag and renamed there car line up so that Cupra would be top of the tree.

The previous cupra models were renamed FR

The previous Cupra R line up is renamed Cupra.

So the Cupra name is top of the line and what the previous cupra R was.

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Yeah, well done Honda for doing that - confusing us folk and making Seat change their naming ROLLEY~14.GIF

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Taken influence from M3 with the exhausts and Ford from the kit by the looks of things crazy.gif

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Yeah, well done Honda for doing that - confusing us folk and making Seat change their naming ROLLEY~14.GIF

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and then there's the Jag R models - how come they get to keep the R badge? confused.gifNONO3.GIF

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Then you have R32 from VW when Nissan had the R32 Skyline out way before, but that never stopped them!

Not that it matters, so long as there is a high power, cool looking, more=power-than-a-GTi SEA on the go then it will sell.

Lets hope the interior materials are a step up from the other Leon models (new) as I wasn't impressed when I was considering one as a replacement for the R32!!!!

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Nissan did not complain about the R32 badge as there R32 was not a world wide model.

I understand what you meen about the interior of the new Leon, We have a 2005 mk1 Leon as our second car and i was disapointed with the new leon compared to the old one.

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