compare it! Seat Leon Cupra - Road car versus racing car | drive it
We take the standard Leon Cupra road car onto a racing track and compare it to the souped-up racing version.The Leon Cupra is designed to give a high-performance feeling on the roads, with 240 horsepower from a modern two-liter turbo engine. Pure power combines with a lower chassis to make the Leon Cupra almost the same as the racing version in the World Touring Car Championship and the Seat Leon Supercopa. But can it match the racing model?
compare it! Renault Mégane RS vs. Golf GTI | drive it
It's time to compare two sporty compact cars. The Volkswagen Golf GTI has
always been at the top of this category, but now the competition from
around Europe is starting to catch up.The Renault Mégane RS is only
available as a two door at the moment, but it has 40 horsepower more under the
hood. Is that going to be enough to get past the tried and tested German
car? Our test has the answers.
compare it! Mercedes G Series - Jeep Wrangler | drive it
Most people know soft tops mainly as a feature of sporty convertibles. But
some off-road vehicles also offer the open-air option.If you want to take a
Mercedes onto wilder terrain, your first choice since 1979 has been the G
Class. It hasn't changed much since. Another all-terrain classic is the
Jeep Wrangler. Both can be had with a foldable top. Drive it! tested the
Jeep Unlimited version with five doors, dispatched both cars into the
forest - but also compared their comfort in the more genteel setting of the
compare it! Fiat 500C - Citroën C3 Pluriel Charleston | drive it
We compare two convertibles with distinctive retro designs that evoke two
of Europe's most successful post-war designs. Fiat's 500C bears a strong
resemblance to the tiny Cinquecento, while Citroën's C3 Pluriel Charleston
is styled to recall the famous 2CV.drive it! finds out which car delivers
the most for the money, and which offers the best open-air experience.
compare it! Smart - Toyota IQ | drive it!
Since its introduction,the Smart fortwo has been the undisputed winner in
the smallest car category. Loved or hated,no one could deny that the Smart
showed how small a small car could be. In 2009,the Smart finally got some
serious competition. Toyota's tiny IQ is a shade larger than the Smart,but
seats four people instead of just two. drive it! tester Mathis Kurrat put
the two minis side-by-side to see how they compare.
2013 SEAT Leon Cup Racer - Commitment to customer racing
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SEAT LEON CUP RACER - COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER RACING
Reifnitz, May 2013. -- SEAT is stating its unequivocal commitment to
motorsport and to its customers racing teams at the legendary GTI meet in
the Austrian region of Kärnten. The undeniable hero on the SEAT stand in
the town of Reifnitz on the south bank of the Wörthersee is the new Leon
Cup Racer. It already gives a very clear indication of what a SEAT touring
car racer might look like, prepared for a wide range of racing series
worldwide. The 330 hp / 243 kW Leon Cup Racer forms the basis for the
development work and test drives to be undertaken over the coming months.
The Cup Racer will be joined on the SEAT stand by five more, extremely
fiery and individually equipped versions of the Ibiza and Leon models, as
well as an extensive programme for fans of the Spanish brand. At this
year's GTI meet -- the 32nd held so far -- organisers are once again
reckoning with well over 100,000 visitors over the four show days.
"Motorsport is deeply anchored in our brand; SEAT has more than 40 years of
racing history and, with the Leon Cup Racer, we are now writing the next
chapter for our highly motivated customer teams. The Cup Racer is not a
show model, but the first test car for our development work," says Dr.
Matthias Rabe, SEAT Executive Vice-President for Research and Development.
"The new generation of the SEAT Leon provides a compelling basis; its
sporty qualities are highly acclaimed by customers and motoring journalists
alike. With the racing version, we are building on from the great sporty
success of recent years."
UNMISTAKEABLE DESIGN DNA, OUTSTANDING AERODYNAMICS
The Cup Racer, which is based on the five-door Leon and painted in metallic
matte grey with orange accents, cuts a visually stunning figure. It's
incredibly powerful stance on 18-inch racing wheels comes from a track that
is no less than 40 centimetres wider than that of the series-production
The new front end is laid out for optimum aerodynamic efficiency and
maximum airflow to the engine and brake system; while the mighty wheel
arches with their openings on the trailing edge aid the cooling effect on
the four-piston brake system. The sills are heavily flared and, together
with the front spoiler, the smooth under body, the rear diffuser and the
two-phase roof spoiler mounted on a support, achieve maximum down force for
Yet, even in the Cup Racer, the design DNA of the Leon remains fully
intact: the distinctive full-LED headlamps with the highly individual
signature of their daytime running lights have been carried over from the
series-production model, as have the LED rear lights. The roofline contour
is also the same as on the series-production model, just like the
characteristic lines and precise blisters of the side view.
MAXIMUM CONTROL, PERFECT SAFETY
The interior of the Leon Cup Racer is also ready for the track. Systematic
weight reduction and a carefully minimalist approach define the inside of
the car, which is protected by a high-strength roll cage. The bucket seat
with HANS head-protection system also offers optimum safety. It is
upholstered with specially developed leather that is exceptionally good at
regulating moisture. The base form of the series-production cockpit is
retained, although the race car's driver information and controls are
concentrated firmly on the multi-function steering wheel and the
high-resolution TFT display behind it, ensuring that the driver always
maintains maximum control over his racing machine.
Seat León 1.8T, test Colombia
Seat León 1.8T, DSG. Tests de estabilidad, aceleración y frenado en el
Autódromo de Tocancipá, Colombia. // Seat León 1.8T, DSG. Stability,
acceleration and braking tests at the Autódromo de Tocancipá, Colombia.
Seat Leon SC 1,8 TSI - acceleration 0-225 km/h, Vmax test and more
Very good acceleration and top speed, but really awesome agility in low and
middle revs. See all the accelerations on individual gears. This car
(weights just 1 232 kg) is capable to go from 50 to 200 km/h on 7th gear
under 50 seconds. Much better than in the first review, maybe some new
setup for the serial production. This car is seriously claimed to be bone
stock with no aftermarket mods. More at:
Seat leon cupra AWD
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