Straight at the market introduction of the most sporty Seat Leon, JE DESIGN turns the Cupra from a sportsman into an untamable racing machine. As already with the standard Leon, JE DESIGN emphasizes the agile character of the Spaniard. Thereby, the refiner from Leingarten, Germany does not only limit its modifications to the entirely new aerodynamics kit, but also increases the performance, advances the sound and improves the interior.
Where Seat acts restrained on the sporty abilities of the new model, the JE DESIGN Cupra significantly shows its talent. The front spoiler with the enormous inlets and the headlight masks look ahead in a fierce way. With the new side skirts, the Cupra already presents its agility when it is still parked. The rear skirt attachment left and right and the centre diffuser insert as well as the mighty rear wing with the sunk-in JE DESIGN logo leave no doubt: this Seat is serious about it.
The vehicle turns into an absolute eye-catcher with the LED-daytime running lights in the Dark-Line Design which are perfectly integrated into the front side blends above the fog lights.
But JE DESIGN has not only given the Leon Cupra a sporty shell. The Seat has actually also turned much more powerful. JE DESIGN increases the performance of the TSFI engine from 240 hp (177 kW) to 285 hp (210 kW). The maximum torque rises from 300 to 385 Newton metres. The optimisation of the motor management enables the Cupra to accelerate from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in only 5.9 seconds. This is half a second faster than the serial version. Also the maximum speed reaches a new best mark: the refined Seat achieves 261 kph (162 mph). Before this modification, it only reached 247 kph (153 mph). The matching sound is rendered by a four-pipe system of the end silencer. The double stainless steel pipes roar on both rear ends.
The according curve behavior is achieved by lowering the car and equipping it with new wheels. With a coilover suspension it is possible to bring the car body 40 millimeters closer to the road. The wheel houses are filled with the Design Multispoke wheel. The 19 inch large, glossy black rims with a silver edge hold high-performance tires in the dimension 225/35 R 19.
JE DESIGN presents the new Cupra in a version which resembles the racing model of the World Touring Car Championship WTCC. At the same time, the drivers sits in a comfortable cock-pit which is lavishly lined with leather- and luxury equipment.
Source: JE Design press