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Dutch get hottest Cupra yet

2008-10-01 09:06
This is the fastest Seat yet, a Leon Cupra capable

This is the fastest Seat yet, a Leon Cupra capable of 259km/h. Peculiarly it will only be available to the Dutch market, converted by Pon Car – we kid you not.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Seat
Model Leon Cupra Limited Edition
Engine 228kW
Power 425Nm
Dutch Seat buyers will soon have the hottest front-wheel drive hatch around with the 228kW Leon Cupra Limited Edition.

Available exclusively to the nicotine addicted low landers through Pon (not porn) Car in Leusden, this is a Seat with severe attitude. Pon Car is a leading logistics concern in Holland, specialising in heavy transport solutions and general auto retail and servicing.

Their take on the Seat Leon Cupra is also pretty heavy duty. The 2.0 TSI engine has been boosted from 177kW to 228kW, with torque at a forbidding 425Nm, especially considering the Cupra’s front-wheel drive set-up.

Without a limited slip differential up front, we imagine the Limited Edition Cupras – only 100 will be made – should have the worst torque steer available.

Should be plenty quick though. Pon have not made any acceleration claims but top speed is set for 259km/h.

Distinguishing features include Limited Edition 18-inch Orion mags, a production number plaque on the dash, Bluetooth integration and satellite navigation.


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