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Seat Leon Copa news - Swiss blinder - 2008

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The Swiss have gone power crazy. Power crazy
for tuning up the hardly underendowed Seat Leon Cupra.

Seat of Switzerland has beefed up the
237bhp Cupra to create the Leon Copa, a 281bhp double-hot hatch with racing
stripes and, presumably, an appetite for adverse cambers.

Yes, 281bhp. Through the front wheels. The
Copa retains the Cupra’s two-litre TFSI engine, but gets uprated springs,
brakes and a new bodykit. It’ll hit 62mph in just 5.9 seconds - a full half a
second quicker than the Cupra.

It’s all in celebration of the Seat
Supercopa race series - the European equivalent of the BTCC-supporting Cupra
Cup - which kicked off last weekend in Hockenheim.

Just three bits of bad news for you. One:
just 55 Copas will be produced. Two: they’ll cost you £31,000 a pop. Three:
they’ll only be on sale in Switzerland.

Top Gear
senses an Alpine summer holiday coming on.

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