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Spring
is definitely on the way. Daffodils are flowering, cuckoos are, erm, cuckooing
and a whole clutch of new hot hatches are emerging, blinking, into the light.

This
weekend it’s Seat’s turn to play the proud parent, as the Leon Cupra hits UK
 showrooms.

Based
on the same underpinnings as the Golf GTi, the Cupra is Seat’s most
powerful-ever production car.

Its
2.0-litre turbo engine develops a meaty 237bhp, powering the Cupra to 62mph in
just 6.4 seconds.

With
18-inch alloys, bucket seats, a dropped ride height and black trim, the Cupra
gets a decent level of standard kit.

But
it’s the ‘SEAT SOUND’ system that the Spanish manufacturer is particularly
pleased with.

No,
it’s not a set of chav-tastic subwoofers and tweeters, but a tricksy new
exhaust system.

Obviously
loud enough to require upper case treatment, it aims to enhance the aural
experience of driving by amplifying the engine note at idle and high revs.

See how the Cupra fared in on our hot hatch
 scale

The
Seat Leon Cupra goes on sale today, with prices starting at £19,595.

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