2003 `03` Seat Leon Cupra-R 260 BHP 113,000 MILES

£3,195.00Price
  •  AN IMMACULATE AND PAMPERED EXAMPLE WITH FULL HISTORY
  • BRIEF SUMMARY

    A very rare and sought after Cupra R that has been loved and cherished.

    Hard to find a Cupra R but even harder in this condition this car is one to behold. Not for the faint hearted with over 260 BHP

  • EXTERIOR

    Finished in stunning Technical Grey, this Leon looks like a car only a few years old and he hides his age very well. Immculate and straight bodywork it is hard to find a serious Hot Hatch that has not led an eventful life but clearly this is a car that has been loved from day one and free from any previos accidents or damage. There is no corrosion anywhere to speak of and the front splitter is in perfect unmarked condition. 

    The paintwork shines up very nice and has a beautiful sheen to it.

    The rear badges have been removed in the past for the clean and stealthy look. You would be hard pressed to find a 15 Year old car in as good a condition as this one.

  • INTERIOR

    As with all VW group interiors of the era, This leon is a lesson in High quality build, You sit in the figure hugging Cupra R Seats and look out over the Soft feel dashboard at the glowing red intruments. You grasp the Comfortable leather steering wheel and admire the fresh smell of the unsmoked in and perfect interior. This is surely a lesson in how to keep a car interior nice as it is probably in the same condition it was when it was less than a year old!

    The Cupra-R floor mats protect the floors and all the plastics are unmarked.

    You will love this interior , it is a nice place to open an account with that country road.

  • ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

    How can a 1.8 Turbo pull like this, with over 260 BHP this engine has been well looked after and has not been messed about with or had an induction kit added it is as it should be. he pulls and pulls through all the gears and revs freely up to the redline. The gearbox is positive and mechanical and feels like it means business. The clutch is not light but neither is it heavy it is about right for such a performance machine.

  • SUSPENSION

    The Cupra R comes with upgraded and uprated suspension, This one benefits from a set of Eibach lowering springs for added agility. He feels tight as a drum and does not knock or bang over bumps. He is firm but composed and feels just like a Hot Hatch should. His damping is on point and he steers with gutso and he is enjoyable on the twisties.

  • WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES

    This has 4 Excellent Tyres on standard and in perfect condition 18" Cupra -R Alloys

    Front drivers = 6mm

    Front passenger = 6mm

    Rear Drivers = 5mm

    Rear Passenger = 5mm

    The amazing Brembo front Calipers coupled with ABS are working perfectly they do not grab or flutter as she has new discs and pads at the front in 2018

    These are so powerful and precise and help retard you down from any speed.

     

     

     

  • EQUIPMENT

    With Electric windows all round, Aircon with Climate control, ABS brakes with EBD, Sports Seats, and an upgraded and brand new Alpine CD player he does not lack any equipment. There is also a 6 CD Autochanger in the Glovebox.

  • DRIVING

    Cars with more than 200bhp going through the front wheels normally mean one thing - torque steer. Not so with the Leon. On dry tarmac, the front tyres grip superbly, and no matter how heavy you get with the throttle, it takes a wet surface and the ESP switched off before the car starts to break traction.
    The R's cross-country ability is outstanding, Key to getting the most out of the engine is the standard six-speed gearbox - which is second only to the Audi TT's transmission as the most accurate and perfectly weighted set-up in the Volkswagen Group. The steering, too, has a honed feel - thanks in part to the 18-inch alloy wheels that come as standard equipment on the R. These help remove the vagueness that seems to affect cars lower down the SEAT range, and boost driver confidence on fast, sweeping bends.
    Thankfully, this accuracy doesn't come at the expense of ride quality, and the Leon is remarkably refined over poor surfaces. Far better, in fact, than the VW Golf R32
    Although the main selling point of the Cupra R is performance, there is more to the SEAT than getting from A to B in the shortest time.

    The sporty front seats are also worth mentioning as they are wonderfully supportive in all directions

  • HISTORY FILE

    With a Stamped service Book and a folder full of Receipts this car has been lavished with care and love.

    A cambelt and waterpump was fitted at 85k to give anyone peace of mind and New front Discs & Pads, new alternator and battery was fitted this year in 2018.

  • ROAD TAX

    At £265 per year it is not a lot to pay when you consider how much performance is on offer.

  • MOT

    A fresh MOT has been completed and runs until April 2019

  • ABOUT THE LEON CUPRA-R

    The SEAT León (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈse.at leˈon]) is a hatchback small family car built by the Spanish car manufacturer SEAT since October 1998.

    The first two León generations used two differing variants of the Volkswagen Group A platform, and shared many components with other Volkswagen Group cars. The third generation uses the Volkswagen Group MQB platform, also used by the Audi A3 Mk3, Volkswagen Golf Mk7 and Škoda Octavia Mk3.

    The initial SEAT León (Volkswagen Group Typ 1M), launched in 1999,[2] available only as hatchback, and the related saloon version was known as the SEAT Toledo. It was based on the Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34) platform and, as such, shared many components in common with other VW Group models such as the Volkswagen Golf Mk4, Bora and Audi A3. As SEAT's first C-segment model as part of the VW Group, the León Mk1 was marketed as a sportier and cheaper variant of the Golf. To reinforce the sporty image, the vehicle had slightly more aggressive looks. The more expensive versions were equipped with relatively more powerful internal combustion engines, along with firmer suspension to improve handling. In the interior, the dashboard was derived from that of the first-generation Audi A3.

    The original "León 20VT" (which later became known as the "Cupra" and then the "FR") had a 1.8-litre Turbo with 132 kilowatts (179 PS; 177 bhp), and the "León Cupra R" 154 kilowatts (209 PS; 207 bhp), later becoming 165 kilowatts (224 PS; 221 bhp). It became first available in only three body paints (red, yellow, black), picked as an homage to the colors of both Spain's and Germany's national flags referring back to the roots of the joint project the model originally was.

     

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