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The Top Gear car review:Seat Leon Cupra
For:Power and pace, handling balance, good amount of standard kit
Against:Engine note can get droany, current lack of bright paint options
What is it?
It’s the most powerful road-going Seat ever. There are two body styles (three and five door) with two different power outputs – either 261bhp or 276bhp. Both use the VW Group’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol – the same one as in the Golf GTI – but Seat’s engineers have tweaked the boost pressure, altered the cylinder head and generally fiddled around under the bonnet to give all the extra power. Prices range from £25,960 to £28,865 – relatively good value, but not quite the bargain we’d hoped for.